Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday June 29, 2015

MIT Invents Automatic Bug Repair

Wouldn't it have been great if the developers of the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight had access to something like this. big grin

MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure applications. Remarkably, the system, dubbed CodePhage, doesn’t require access to the source code of the applications whose functionality it’s borrowing. Instead, it analyzes the applications’ execution and characterizes the types of security checks they perform. As a consequence, it can import checks from applications written in programming languages other than the one in which the program it’s repairing was written.