Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 14th Jan 2011 14:58 UTC, submitted by Debjit
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Steve Chang, the Chairman of Trend Micro, has kicked up a controversy by claiming that open source software is inherently less secure. When talking about the security of smartphones, Chang claimed that the iPhone is more secure than Android because being an open-source platform, attackers know more about the underlying architecture."
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RE[4]: So what code is secure?
by moondevil on Sun 16th Jan 2011 07:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: So what code is secure?"
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Again that is plain nonsense.

Ada, Modula-2, Modula-3, Oberon, Alef have proven that you can have a more safe programming language and write OS with them. The amount of written assembly was no different if the OS were written in C.


Sadly from these list, only Ada survived and thanks to DOD.

Many programmers prefer to save typing than having their programs perform safely. Only if you never studied proper OS design can you be lead to believe that C is the only way.

There were OS being written in higher level languages before C came into existence, and surely there will
have other systems languages eventually replacing it.

I like C, but I really feel it is about time to get it replaced with a safer systems programming language.

That is why I really hope Microsoft gets successful with Singularity ideas. I am also watching how Go and D evolve over time.

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