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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Come on...
by vodoomoth on Fri 14th Jan 2011 16:23 UTC
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

give the guy a break. What else would anyone expect him to say? He should have kept his "words of wisdom" to himself though.

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RE: Come on...
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 15th Jan 2011 14:43 in reply to "Come on..."
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

give the guy a break. What else would anyone expect him to say? He should have kept his "words of wisdom" to himself though.

The guy doesn't deserve a break. He's sitting on a giant cushion of cash that continues to increase in size as he spreads completely bullshit FUD upon people. And don't forget his company's past actions. Remember the patent lawsuit against ClamAV? Yeah... shows how much they care about YOUR security, when they don't want you to be able to protect yourself from viruses with an anti-virus program that THEY didn't make. F*** them. They're every bit as bad as the "big two" anti-virus companies these days. They've made it very clear that the security of their bottom line is more important than the security of their customers.

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