Shellshock proves open source's 'many eyes' can't see straight

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. ronjor

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    Yes I've read that open-source does not automatically mean better or safer code.
     
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  3. Gullible Jones

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    "Linus' Law" has never been taken very seriously in infosec circles, from what I've seen...

    I think open source software is really important though. Like, vitally important; for pretty much the same reason that public libraries and public radio are important. It's not a matter of it being "better," it's a matter of it being necessary.
     
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    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/09/nasty_vulnerabi.html

    He called it.
     
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