Open Source vs Closed Source Security

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Open source software has comparable security, faster bug fixing, and
    fewer potential backdoors than [proprietary] software, according to a
    study on software application vulnerabilities by security firm VeraCode.

    <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/01/software_security_mot/>
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 3, 2010
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    On 2010-03-03, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    > Open source software has comparable security, faster bug fixing, and
    > fewer potential backdoors than [proprietary] software, according to a
    > study on software application vulnerabilities by security firm VeraCode.
    >
    ><http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/01/software_security_mot/>


    Really good security is showing one and all how it works and yet no one can
    get in unless invited.
     
    Gordon, Mar 4, 2010
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