Topic: memory safety

White House recommends software be written in memory safe languages to improve cybersecurity

The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is calling on technology leaders to work together to reduce the software attack surface by adopting memory safe programming languages. Memory safety bugs are one of the most prevalent security issues over the last few decades, according to a report published by the office. These … continue reading

Google to address memory-safety issues in open source

Google is tackling one of the most problematic security issues in open source: memory-safety vulnerabilities. According to a recent report from Microsoft’s Security Response Center, a majority of vulnerabilities are due to memory-safety issues, and Google believes almost half of these issues could be prevented with a memory-safety language.  “Software written in unsafe languages often … continue reading Protection Status