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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..."

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