Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door f...

Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door for Hackers

There are 3 comments on the Hackinthebox.org story from Jun 6, 2010, titled Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door for Hackers. In it, Hackinthebox.org reports that:

The ability to access the code of open-source applications may give attackers an edge in developing exploits for the software, according to a paper analyzing two years' worth of attack data.

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Andrew

Richmond, Canada

#1 Jun 7, 2010
This is kind of obvious - so OSS programmers must do a better job than private ones. But they are supposed to solicit peer review, getting many minds focussed on the problem.
The article says that OSS software is attacked ONLY 3 DAYS before closed-source software. That, I find surprising.

“ALONUSAHI ANANAEL”

Since: Oct 09

ST George UT

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Bullshit! just as soon as an exploit is made for a quality open source application, a patch will be made.

Open source programs are in constant development, so the brain dead software wreckers will only be able to cause problems if they can find a dead project.

Since: Nov 10

Delhi, India

#3 Nov 11, 2010
Open Source offers open code for all and this gives way to developers and hackers, it is how you take it, always have two sides of a coin but always developers have solution to a problem.

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