Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 14th Jan 2011 14:58 UTC, submitted by Debjit
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Steve Chang, the Chairman of Trend Micro, has kicked up a controversy by claiming that open source software is inherently less secure. When talking about the security of smartphones, Chang claimed that the iPhone is more secure than Android because being an open-source platform, attackers know more about the underlying architecture."
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zimbatm
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2005-08-22

that says it all

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yep. The only thing "less secure" when people use open-source operating systems is Chang's and his company's shareholders' wallets. And if enough people use these systems, their jobs.

And by "open-source operating systems," I mean typically non-commercial, more secure ones by design that just don't need companies like his. Anything but his biggest market, Windows.

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