An open source approach to security

Friday, 15 July 2005, 3:10 AM EST

The perception that a Linux environment and open source software statistically has more vulnerabilities in comparison with other operating systems is only half true.

Due largely to the ‘open’ nature of this environment, source code is made available for scrutiny by many parties. This means that vulnerabilities are picked up immediately and announced . And even if nothing is done by the original developers to fix the problem, it is almost guaranteed that someone, somewhere will create a patch and release it.

By David Jacobson at Tectonic.

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