Software forensics: old methods for a new science

MacDonell, SG
Aakjaer, A
Sallis, PJ
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Over the past few years there has been a renewed interest in the science of software authorship identification; this area of research has been termed `software forensics'. This paper examines the range of possible measures that can be used to establish commonality and variance in programmer style, with a view to determining program authorship. It also describes some applications of these techniques, particularly for establishing the originator of programs in cases of security breach, plagiarism and computer fraud.

Proceedings of Software Engineering: Education & Practice (SE:E&P'96), Dunedin, New Zealand, pp.481 - 485.
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