Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Which is secure? Java or .NET?

The following posting at MSDN .NET security blog points to a comparison study, "Comparing Java and .NET Security: Lessons Learned and Missed" done by  Nathaneal Paul and David Evans from the University of Virginia Computer Science Department. The research was funded by National Science Foundation and DARPA.

Link to the Document : http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~nrp3d/papers/computers_and_security-net-java.pdf

Comparing Java and .NET Security
http://blogs.msdn.com/shawnfa/archive/2005/08/17/452760.aspx

It is very interesting and very informative to compare .NET and Java in depth on what matters for security. In summary, .NET has ZERO major security vulnerabilities reported while Java has its list growing.    


Update on 10th Feb 2005: 7 more vulnerabilities found in Java runtime. Read the sun's announcement.

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