Open Source Open to Hacks
Critics love to slap Microsoft around for its security problems. And by admitting
its faults each and every Patch Tuesday, Redmond gives these nitpickers plenty
of ammo. The open source world tends to keep its flaws more on the down-low
-- not exactly hidden, but not exactly disclosed with fanfare, either.
That's why it may be a surprise to some that open source apps have more holes
than a pair of hippy jeans, and are far
less secure than commercial apps.
Do you trust open source? And do you miss your old, patched, hippy pants? Send
answers to both to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 07/23/2008 at 1:15 PM