September 24, 2002

Slapper worm shows Open Source software has flaws too

"The proliferation of the Slapper worm confirms Gartner's long-held view: Although it can offer significant security benefits over time, open-source software is not intrinsically more secure than proprietary solutions and will inevitably require patches. This is a critical consideration for enterprise security because industry research shows that more than 22 million open-source Apache Web servers - 66 percent of the worldwide total - are connected to the Internet."



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