Alan Cox, one of the most respected figures in the UK open source community, has warned of complacency over the security of open source projects. Speaking to delegates at London’s LinuxWorld conference on Wednesday, he emphasised that considerable sums of money were being spent to try and hack into open source systems. And he cautioned that many open source projects were far from secure. “Things appear in the media like open source software is more secure, more reliable and there are less bugs. Those are very dangerous statements,” Cox said. My take: Agree wholeheartedly. Security complacency, often seen in OSNews’ comments sections, is very, very dangerous.