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[2]: Comment by AnythingButVista
by kaiwai on Sat 15th Jan 2011 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by AnythingButVista"
kaiwai
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But that's not a flaw of the open-source model. Only one of the Android ecosystem.


Agreed hence I think the whole idea of calling 'Android' opensource is a giant fraud from top to bottom - to me 'open source' means grabbing a phone and upgrading it without the need to having install a 'root kit' just ot get access to a device that I paid for.

With that being said being open source doesn't automatically make it more secure any more than something being closed source making it automatically more secure.

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