Google turns to Rust to remedy Android vulnerabilities

Google has greenlighted the use of the Rust programming language in Android’s low-level system-code in order to curb the growing number of memory-based security vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system.

In a post in the Google Security blog, members of the Android development team list their efforts to detect, fix, and mitigate the memory safety bugs. Despite their efforts, these vulnerabilities make up about 70% of Android’s high severity security vulnerabilities. 

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