Closed source hardware

Thursday, 2 December 2004, 6:10 AM EST

Trust is an important part of security. When it comes to trusting hardware vendors, it seems that this road is all too often a one way street.

For those of you that have been following my previous columns, you'll know why I'm a big fan of open source software. Although there are certainly exceptions, I use open source operating systems almost exclusively. Whether it's FreeBSD on my personal laptop and desktop, OpenBSD on my firewall, NetBSD on an old Turbo-Channel DECStation box, or even Mandrake Linux in the office, for security I avoid closed source operating systems as best I can.

By Jason Miller at SecurityFocus.

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