Re: TECH: Microsoft: Closed source is more secure

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 11:53:05 MDT

So he's never heard of OpenBSD? Oh well, the FUD continues...

(you're welcome :-)

Chris Rasch wrote:
> This list doesn't have enough flames....
> --Chris
> Microsoft: Closed source is more secure
> Redmond's security response chief warns the RSA Conference of the perils
> of open source.
> By Kevin Poulsen
> April 12, 2001 1:46 PM PT
> SAN FRANCISCO--The head of Microsoft's security response team argued
> here Thursday that closed source software is more secure than open
> source projects, in part because nobody's reviewing open source code for
> security flaws.
> "Review is boring and time consuming, and it's hard," said Steve Lipner,
> manager of Microsoft's security response center. "Simply putting the
> source code out there and telling folks 'here it is' doesn't provide any
> assurance or degree of likelihood that the review will occur."

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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