Re: Linux security
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Aug 1998 13:21:37 -0500, the lone gunman wrote:
> >only to the Microsoft programmers. In my mind, it just seems that the
> >more folks there are looking at code, the better the chances of
> >discovering bugs, security concerns, etc.
> It is the glass half empty versus the glass half full problem.
> He sees the glass half empty. Open source means more people looking for
> security holes to *exploit*.
> You see the glass half full. Open source means more people looking for
> security holes to *plug*.
> You're both correct. Open Source means more people looking for security
> holes to exploit/plug. ;)
IMHO the point is another: who do you trust more, Microsoft (a per-profit
dictatorship, which hides security problems to user but not to crackers)
or Debian (non-profit organization, which shows security problem and
fixes them, making life hard to crakers)?