Experts debate merits of open source for Security
Source: PC Week --    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Network Security Last month's DoS attacks are a distant memory to the average Web user, but not to the Internet security community. The denial-of-service attacks exposed the vulnerabilities of both open- and closed-source security software, and now experts are debating the merits . . . Last month's DoS attacks are a distant memory to the average Web user, but not to the Internet security community. The denial-of-service attacks exposed the vulnerabilities of both open- and closed-source security software, and now experts are debating the merits of each as they try to plan and build an Internet infrastructure that will be less susceptible to such rabid attacks.

Dot-com businesses, more than any other, have embraced open software such as Linux servers -- the initial targets of the DoS attacks -- Sendmail messaging applications and Apache Web servers. These sites have turned the open vs. closed question from one of design philosophy to one of best practices

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