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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..."

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