Melissa Elliott

Melissa Elliott

Melissa Elliott is an application security researcher who has been writing loud opinions from a quiet corner of the Veracode office for two years and counting. She enjoys yelling about computers on Twitter and can be bribed with white chocolate mocha.

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  • Do Not Pass QA, Do Not Goto Fail:…
    February 24, 2014 | By Melissa Elliott

    Bugs happen. Severe bugs happen. Catastrophic bugs happen. There's simply no way to know how, exactly, the Goto Fail Bug – a tiny mistake which happened to disable an entire step of SSL verification deep in Apple code – ended up getting…

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  • Static Analysis: Following Along at…
    May 29, 2012 | By Melissa Elliott

    No source code? No problem! That's the motto of the binary analyst. We at Veracode have pushed the limits of static analysis (studying a program's behavior without running it) to automatically detect and report security vulnerabilities in our customers' codebases. Doing binary static analysis by…

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