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Enterprise Linux IT: Firefox Flaw Publicity Good for Open Source

Apr 06, 2005, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Lopez)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The imperfections in Mozilla Foundation's Firefox Web browser should not be seen as disturbing problems but as opportunities to show the system works, according to open source advocates. A controversy erupted over Firefox security based on a report from the Danish security firm Secunia, which said an error in Firefox could allow hackers to gain sensitive information.

"While some software experts question Mozilla's ability to patch up vulnerabilities in a timely way, others say the whole point of having an open source community is to address problems without having to have developers reside under a single roof..."

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