[LINK] Open source just as insecure as Windows
Mon Nov 11 22:51:06 EST 2002
Open source just as insecure as Windows
NOVEMBER 12, 2002
LINUX is not a more secure environment than NT or Windows, Internet
Security Systems chief technology officer Chris Klaus warns.
"Linux has just as many security holes as Windows in terms of how often we
see vulnerabilities appearing," Mr Klaus said. "Recently there have been
two major Trojan horses found in open source projects - one in Sunmail,
which is the email package for most Unix systems including Linux, and the
other was OpenSSH."
Technical people liked open source because they could go to the internet,
grab a patch and fix problems quickly, he said.
But they failed to appreciate the huge cost of doing that across hundreds
or thousands of machines in a company.
I may have my faults, but being wrong ain't one of them
-- Jimmy Hoffa
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