ACM Queue: Open vs. Closed
Feb 07, 2007, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Ford)
[ Thanks to AlexGr
for this link. ]
"There is no better way to start an argument among a group of
developers than proclaiming Operating System A to be 'more secure'
than Operating System B. I know this from first-hand experience, as
previous papers I have published on this topic have led to reams of
heated e-mails directed at me--including some that were, quite
literally, physically threatening. Despite the heat (not light!)
generated from attempting to investigate the relative security of
different software projects, investigate we must.
"Understanding why products are (and are not) secure is a
critical stepping stone toward building better software..."