Fuzzers and how to run them.

I am fascinated by the concept of fuzzing. It fits well with my desire to test weird code paths by using more of computer’s time and less that of a programmer. What is fuzzing ? It’s a type of automated testing, especially good with finding edge cases in your code. It runs totally outside of your code and knows nothing about it - it just throws random data at it. Modern fuzzers instrument your code to be able to tell if by changing input they change the code paths covered and by doing that they try to achieve maximum coverage. [Read More]