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

Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

Re: More Bandaids from America

We don't need to migrate to so called memory safe languages because that wouldn't change much. It would be still possible to put SQL injection bug, skip certificate validation, use poor seed of a random number generator in security-sensitive context, mixup physical units and put many other bugs (human stupidity knows no limits) in any of these languages. Removing certain language features is just another band-aid.

We just need competent programmers writing in any language and API they happen to use at the moment. I have not written a single "free()" or "delete" in past 5 years programming in C++, because I know how to use smart pointers. Root cause is not the language, it is that some people who don't know the basics are deemed to be "competent programmers" and allowed to write security-sensitive code (which is most code, if you follow the principle of multiple layers of defense)

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