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Trend Micro attacks Open Source

Jan 13, 2011, 20:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Farrell)

"Insecurity expert Steve Chang, who is the chairman of Trend Micro, has just declared himself the sworn enemy of the Open Sauce movement by saying that Android is less secure than the iPhone because it is Open Sauce.

"Chang claims that because Android was open sauce a hacker could understand the underlying architecture and source code and work out new ways to do it over.

"Steve Chang said that you had to give credit to Apple, because they are very careful about it. It's impossible for certain types of viruses to operate on the iPhone.

"Of course the comments will be greeted by a "what the fsk" from almost everyone in the industry. Apple's iPhone security is faith based and the shiny gear is the first to get knocked over during Black Hat competitions. If a security error is spotted it takes time for Apple to admit it, let alone fix it. Open Sauce problems are usually fixed quickly."

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