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White House Urges Developers to Stop Using C, C++

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The new 19-page report from ONCD gave C and C++ as two examples of programming languages with memory safety vulnerabilities.

The Biden administration calls for developers to embrace memory-safe programing languages and move away from those that cause buffer overflows and other memory access vulnerabilities.

Credit: I-Tech System

In a report released Monday, the White House Office of the National Cyber Director called on developers to reduce the risk of cyberattacks by using programming languages that do not have memory safety vulnerabilities.

The report cited C and C++ as examples of programming languages with such vulnerabilities, and named Rust as a programming language it considers safe.

Microsoft and Google studies have found that about 70% of all security vulnerabilities are caused by memory safety issues.

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