CNET News: Trend Micro: Open Source is More Secure
Jun 14, 2006, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)
[ Thanks to Kenry Mackesh for this
"Antivirus vendor Trend Micro is claiming that open-source
software is inherently more secure than proprietary software such
as Microsoft Windows.
"Trend said one reason open-source software has fewer security
issues is the variety of Linux distributions. Although they use the
same kernel, if one distribution is compromised, the same piece of
malicious software may not work on a different distribution, the
company said Monday..."