Closed source sauce

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   May 22, 2002

Microsoft has claimed that open source software threatens security - unlike proprietary software such as its own SQL Server, currently playing vector to a new worm.

Goliath of the software industry Microsoft has been getting hot under the collar about open source software. In an attempt to steer the Pentagon away from using freely distributed software MS has claimed that open source software threatens security - unlike proprietary software such as its own SQL Server, currently playing vector to a new worm .

Despite claiming that open source software is inherently less secure than proprietary software, Microsoft seems to have a bee in its bonnet over the Pentagon's funding of research into making open source software more secure .

Microsoft continues to argue its case against open source, but the evidence speaks for itself and no amount of finger pointing or diversion tactics can hide the mighty security blunders made by the giant itself.

Posted on 22 May 2002 by Virus Bulletin

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