Gosling cites huge security hole in .Net

Summary:Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reports on the latest comments regarding Microsoft from Java father and Sun developer products CTO James Gosling. After calling Sun's technical agreement with Microsoft less and less meaningful, Gosling called Microsoft's support of C and C++ in the common language runtime (CLR) in .

Renai LeMay of ZDNet Australia reports on the latest comments regarding Microsoft from Java father and Sun developer products CTO James Gosling. After calling Sun's technical agreement with Microsoft less and less meaningful, Gosling called Microsoft's support of C and C++ in the common language runtime (CLR) in .Net one of the "biggest and most offensive mistakes that they could have made," which opens a security hole "large enough to drive many, many large trucks through." There are some nuances to his criticism in that it applies to old code that doesn't follow rules that .NET defines. In any case, "unsafe" code presents a palpable risk...

Topics: Software Development

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