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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: Carlisle Martin C Dr USAFA/DFCS <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 06:13:50 -0600
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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

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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.