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The OWASP C/C++ Technology Initiative is the clearing house for all information related to building secure distributed applications and services based on C and C++ technologies. The focus of the project is on guidance for developers and application architects on using C/C++ and C/C++ frameworks and libraries. Moreover, we aim to provide security related guidance for system administrators managing C/C++ based distributed applications and tools.

Community content is key to security information. The initiative depends on content from developers throughout the C/C++ ecosystem.


  • Provide deep, rich guidance for C/C++ developers in using the security features of C/C++ and of C/C++ frameworks.
  • Address security in relation to C/C++ and derived technologies.
  • Guide system administrators in managing C/C++ related components and applications.
  • Create guidance for use of OWASP components that are designed for use with C or C++.
  • Focus on information about working with and on OWASP tools built using C/C++ or other C/C++ related technologies.
  • Provide a stream of security related information, like vulnerabilities and security patches, related to the C and C++ universe.
  • Build an ecosystem allowing to all actors interested to discuss, share and learn.


OWASP C/C++ Initiative is free to use. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, so you can copy, distribute and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially, but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.


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Last Update: 1/2016

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