Open source vs. Windows: security debate rages on
It's a topic of fierce debate among high-tech cognoscenti: What's more secure - "open source" code such as Linux and Apache, or proprietary "closed source" operating systems and applications, Microsoft's in particular?
The regularity with which Microsoft has taken to announcing vulnerabilities and consequent software fixes has left few cheering about its security. In contrast, high expectations endure for open source, with proponents arguing that it's inherently more secure because a much larger set of developers can read the code, vet it and correct problems.
[ Read more ]
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.