Google says Rust is the key to cutting Android vulnerabilities

The Rust programming language is key to making the Android operating system more secure, Google engineers claim.

In a blog post (opens in new tab) published by Android security engineer Jeffrey Vander Stoep, the Googler says the number of serious memory vulnerabilities has dropped significantly over the past three years and suggests it’s all down to the operating system moving away from memory-insecure programming languages, C and C++.

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