Microsoft can’t just throw away older Windows code, but the company’s Project Verona aims to make older low-level components in Windows 10 more secure by integrating Mozilla-developed Rust.
The company recently revealed that its trials with Rust over C and C++ to remove insecure code from Windows had hit its targets. But why did Microsoft do this?
The company has partially explained its security-related motives for experimenting with Rust, but hasn’t gone into much detail about the broader reasons for its move.
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All Windows users know that on the second Tuesday every month, Microsoft releases patches to address security flaws in Windows. Microsoft recently revealed that the vast majority of bugs being discovered these days are memory safety flaws, which is also why Microsoft is looking at Rust to improve the situation. Rust was designed to allow developers to code