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Study: Open Source security as good as closed


Does this mean higher quality code and peer review only offset obscurity for security purposes?
In his paper, computer scientist Ross Anderson used an analysis that equates finding software bugs to testing programs for the mean time before failure, a measure of quality frequently used by manufacturers. Under the analysis, Anderson found that his ideal open-source programs were as secure as the closed-source programs.
 read more | score:226 | -Ray, June 23, 2002 (Updated: September 27, 2003)
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