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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Well, I admit he's right
by LraiseR on Fri 14th Jan 2011 16:54 UTC
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Of course closed source is inherently more secure, after all nobody ever found a crypto fuckup that exposed the root key of the PS3, while the nasty open source openssl is clearly vulnerable and no respectable site would ever use it as security layer!

What say you? OpenSSL has been fixed eons ago and Geohot released the keys? NONSENSE! ;)

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