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Security. Malware and vulnerabilities.

Posted 04-15-2012 at 10:27 PM by rich_c

I'd just like to contrast an example of a win and a fail in relation to dealing with security issues.

Win. A student found a vulnerability in Wicd that could result in unauthorised root access. That vulnerability was patched pretty much the same day most sites reported the problem.

Fail! On the other hand, we have the Flashback trojan which apple have only just released tools to fix. I found a report of it's existence going back to September last year...

Didn't someone once say that given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow?
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    Given enough *qualified* eyeballs, all bugs are shallow =)
    Posted 04-18-2012 at 03:35 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline


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