CVE Cat Public Service Announcements
CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) Cat is a cartoon character designed to help make software developers aware of exploitable bugs.
Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)
CVE Cat is envisioned to be spooky but not scary. A useful warning for the possible but not an irrational fear of the future.
This PSA describes common exploitation technique of buffer overflow where a programmer creates an unbounded memory buffer which can be overwritten with a string that's larger than what is allocated.
Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)
This PSA describes XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) where an attacker can inject code into a URL string (a web address location) and start causing trouble.
What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)
This competition is useful because it encouraged me to start looking at different cyber exploits and the problems they can cause. Being aware is the first step. I'm also surprised by how common some of these vulnerabilities are and how often they're exploited. Software development education appears to be lacking in awareness of these problems.
Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)
I like to dabble in art. I like creating art that strikes the imagination. I've developed software before and this contest gave me an excuse to work on my art skills while learning about software security which I wasn't familiar with.
Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)
This contest seems like an interesting opportunity to educate the broader public (and software developers) at large about security problems. I can even envision these PSA posters in elementary and high schools as the general public will need to be more tech savvy in the future. Any resources I can create that enlighten the public will help.
What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?
I have minimal experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.
What best describes you?
I’m a visual creator by hobby.
How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?
OpenIDEO email / social media
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