The Register: Open and Closed Security are Roughly Equivalent
Feb 12, 2003, 20:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
"Open and closed approaches to security are basically
equivalent, with opening a system up to inspection helping
attackers and defenders alike.
"That's the surprising conclusion drawn by Cambridge don Ross
Anderson during a well-received talk to a Linux User Group at
London's City University last night.
"Anderson has stepped into the debate--which can be near
religious at times--between those who believe either the closed
(Microsoft) or the open source model are best for security..."