12th USENIX Security Symposium Abstract
Pp. 273-284 of the Proceedings
Scrash: A System for Generating Secure Crash Information
Pete Broadwell, Matt Harren, and Naveen Sastry, University of California, Berkeley
This paper presents Scrash, a system that safeguards user privacy by
removing sensitive data from crash reports that are sent to developers after
program failures. Remote crash reporting, while of great help to the
developer, risks the user's privacy because crash reports may contain
sensitive user information such as passwords and credit card numbers. Scrash
modifies the source code of C programs to ensure that sensitive
data does not appear in a crash report. Scrash adds only a small amount of
run-time overhead and requires minimal involvement on the part of the
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