Re: Open Source is more Secure?

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Sat Aug 26 2006 - 15:23:58 CDT

I've done some digging along those lines, mainly googling the term
"security by obscurity":

http://lwn.net/Articles/85958/

http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/1415/1/39/

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=531782

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=842228

Jim

SomeThoughts@aol.com wrote:

> *In http://www.countedascast.com/opensource.php I write:
>
> *Open source software is more secure, because
> - the engineers know that the code is public, it has to be airtight.
> "Security through obscurity" does not work.
> - many more engineers will be looking at the software, and spotting
> the bugs.
> *
> If someone has urls to one or 2 definitive papers/articles on
> why we can say open source is more secure, I would like to
> include links to them in the page.
>
> Thank you
>
> Jim Soper
> *
>
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