ZDNet: Study: Open Source Poses Security Risks
May 31, 2002, 22:00 (65 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)
"A conservative U.S. think tank suggests in an upcoming report
that open-source software is inherently less secure than
proprietary software, and warns governments against relying on it
for national security.
"The white paper, Opening the Open Source Debate, from
the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (ADTI) will suggest that open
source opens the gates to hackers and terrorists.
"'Terrorists trying to hack or disrupt U.S. computer networks
might find it easier if the federal government attempts to switch
to 'open source' as some groups propose,"'ADTI said in a statement
released ahead of the report..."