October 17, 2000

Should I be afraid of Open Source security?

Author: JT Smith

A columnist at SecurityPortal says: "In my time as a
Security Administrator for a Solaris shop,
I had to give the occasional briefing to
my boss: We're vulnerable. A new
security hole has just been discovered
and every major Unix/Linux is vulnerable,
from Solaris to Irix to Red Hat Linux.
After briefing my boss on our risk and my
plans to do something about such, he asks me the same question: 'Can you find
an exploit?' Rather often, I've had to answer, 'nope.' "


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