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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RE: I love this one...
by kaiwai on Sat 15th Jan 2011 04:00 UTC in reply to "I love this one..."
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

...it just sums up perfectly one of the reasons why I think antivirus manufacturers should be banned from the face of the Earth. As soon as possible, and definitely.

Now, if only we could get a similar quote from the head of McAfee... You know, just for the fun of it.


I sometimes wonder whether the majority of the worms/trojans/virus's that exist out there are the result of anti-virus companies creating these infections to justify their continued existance in much the same way that one see's in the US where 'conditions' are created to sell medication - if you're shy apparently it isn't personality trait, it is apparently a 'treatable illness' :/

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