Tuesday, June 11, 2002


Everyone seems to be posting about the MS funded report on open source being bad for security. Even after the fact that the US DoD said that it was better. My favourite is this:

"Experts differ on whether the primary focus for security should source code or binary code. Andrew Sibre, a programmer with over twenty years of experiences insists, "Having a license for binaries only gives you a black box : you don't know what it's doing, or how, unless you want to go insane trying to reverse-engineer it with a debugger (illegal under the term of most licenses)"

So they're trying to say the same people who think that it's okay to irradiate America or fly a plane into a building will go, "Oh no, we won't reverse engineer Windows, that's just wrong".

Security through obscurity works real well:

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