The industry today is plagued by a variety of problems, including operating systems that lack security, viruses, worms, spam, theft of identity, intrusion into personal systems, wireless data interception, satellite data interception, hackers, and so on. It is high time that we addressed potential solutions and acted upon those that offer the most promise. This article describes one possible solution and outlines a programming paradigm that could be developed as a standard.
Microsoft Corp. officials, including Chairman Bill Gates, will reveal details of improvements planned for the Visual C++ .Net and Visual C# .Net programming languages at a conference in Seattle on Friday.
A feature in a compiler included in Microsoft Corp.'s newly announced Visual C++ .Net application can unwittingly allow developers to create programs vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks, according to a warning issued today by security consultancy Cigital Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has begun tests of a new system that dramatically cuts the design time, cost and power consumption of devices such as Internet appliances, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and printers.