Is Security Through Obscurity Safer Than Closed Source Software?

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April 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Linux users often cite security benefits as one of the reasons to prefer open source software. Since the code is open for everyone to see, there are more eyes searching for potential bugs. They refer to the opposite approach, where code is only visible to the developers, as security through obscurity. Only a few people can see the code, and the people who want to take advantage of bugs aren’t on that list. While this language is common in the open source world, this isn’t a Linux-specific issue. In fact, this debate is older than computers. So is the question settled? Is one...Read the full article: Is Security Through Obscurity Safer Than Closed Source Software?


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