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Oracle's Larry Ellison claims his Sparc M7 chip is hacker-proof – Errr...

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More Bandaids from America

ASLR, DEP and this thingy won't fix the problem at the core: The C language. ALGOL was already in a much better state of security during the heyday of ICL, Burroughs and Elbrus mainframes.

What we need as an industry is to migrate everything to memory-safe languages: Swift, Rust, Sappeur, Vala, Java, C#.

The first three languages demonstrate that garbage collection is not necessary for memory safety.

If we do not fix the root cause, the cyber war chaos will only grow bigger and bigger.

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