Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Linux guru warns on security of open-source code

Tech News on ZDNet: "Alan Cox, one of the most respected figures in the U.K. open-source community, has warned about complacency over the security of open-source projects.
Speaking to delegates at London's LinuxWorld conference on Wednesday, he emphasized that considerable sums of money were being spent in attempting to hack into open-source systems.
And he cautioned that many open-source projects were far from secure.
'There is a lot of money going into security, but the situation is worse, because there is a lot of money going into breaking security. People are being paid to work breaking down software systems,' Cox, who is employed by Linux seller Red Hat, told delegates. "

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