Testing noninterference, quickly

@inproceedings{Hritcu2013TestingNQ,
  title={Testing noninterference, quickly},
  author={Catalin Hritcu and John Hughes and Benjamin C. Pierce and Antal Spector-Zabusky and Dimitrios Vytiniotis and Arthur Azevedo de Amorim and Leonidas Lampropoulos},
  booktitle={ICFP},
  year={2013}
}
Information-flow control mechanisms are difficult to design and labor intensive to prove correct. To reduce the time wasted on proof attempts doomed to fail due to broken definitions, we advocate modern random testing techniques for finding counterexamples during the design process. We show how to use QuickCheck, a property-based random-testing tool, to guide the design of a simple information-flow abstract machine. We find that both sophisticated strategies for generating well-distributed… CONTINUE READING
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