Programming languages: How Google is improving C++ memory safety

Google’s Chrome team is looking at heap scanning to reduce memory-related security flaws in Chrome’s C++ codebase, but the technique creates a toll on memory — except when newer Arm hardware is used. Google can’t just rip and replace Chromium’s existing C++ code with memory safer Rust, but it is working on ways to improve the memory safety of C++ by scanning heap allocated memory.

Link: Programming languages: How Google is improving C++ memory safety
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