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Warning! Linux Security. Are You at Risk?

Jan 26, 2009, 19:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

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"Do you believe that open source programs are more vulnerable because their code is available, visible and accessible? Do you believe that the Windows operating system and Windows applications are more secure because the code isn't available to you and potential hackers?

"You'd be right if you believe the first and wrong if you believe the second of those questions. Why?

"While it's true that allowing someone to view your code, leaves it somewhat more vulnerable than if it were hidden--it is not true that hidden code is more secure. So, if it's more vulnerable, why all the hype about Linux and open source and why does anyone think it's better?"

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