Sunday, January 15, 2006

Steve Gibson on Open Source

You've probably heard about the recent Windows vulnerability in WMF, by now. You might've even heard about Steve Gibson's allegation that Microsoft put this in, intentionally, as a back door.

I'm finding myself gravitating more and more toward open source solutions because of their transparency... An advantage of that is that all kinds of people are looking at the code, and there's just no opportunity, especially when you build the system yourself from source, there's no opportunity for anything evil to get stuck in.

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[tags]microsoft, windows, vulnerability, security, opensource, code, backdoor[/tags]

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