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PO3 Electrician's Mate
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I believe that Open Source is more secure. Many more "watchdogs" around the world to make sure of it - each one with the legal ability to fix it.
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SN Yeoman
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Neither proprietary nor open source has proven to be more secure than the other. Until we can write the perfect code for the perfect hardware, there will always be vulnerabilities. Since perfection is unachievable, so is perfect security. The best we can do is be vigilant in our monitoring, patch whenever possible, and plan for the worst. If you are prepaired for the inevitable, when it happens you won't be caught with your pants down and screaming "why me?".
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Your statement reminds me of the only study I've seen on the matter which concluded the exact same thing. I would've shared it but I can't upload a PDF here.
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Nothing was said about perfection. Nothing is 100% secure.
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SN Greg Wright
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Firmly against. Both are vulnerable, but at least open source has lots of eyeballs looking at it -- often expressly to see if they can find anything nefarious.
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