I agree and disagree. The vast majority of security flaws I see are
overflowing arrays. These would all go away in Ada or Java. However,
certainly there are other flaws for which language is not a magic bullet.
Martin C. Carlisle, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science
United States Air Force Academy
From: Tony Lowe [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 10:15 PM
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Subject: Re: 9/11 -> Ada
Interesting theory, but nobody is really exploiting language flaws to break
into security systems. If Ada has built in security measures that
C++ doesn't (and Java does) then that is useful to sell, but security
is much more than preventing overflow on an array.