A set of instructions written in symbols and graphic representations in a logical language understood by computers; it is flexible but error-prone, requiring advanced skill to write computer progams in it.
And rather than being replaced, they have been "patched," and therefore exploded into millions of lines of code, as new items like personal computers, international ATM's and credit cards were integrated into old standard check-clearing programs.
16 -- A new security exploit has been found that can crash and restart any iPhone with only a few lines of code. Security researcher Sabri Haddouche posted a 15-line proof-of-concept that when visited can crash and restart an iPhone or an iPad.
The study comprised a total of 108 million lines of code. Using the data drawn from the automated analysis, CAST made a conservative estimate of which problems would be fixed and how much it would cost to fix them, revealing an average cost of nearly $2.82 per line of code.