07 February 2006

Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

I've long been an advocate of using the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client. Part of the impetus behind my advocacy of these open-sourced programs is that they're more secure, due to the nature of open source software in general. For perhaps one of the first times in recent history, someone (who isn't being paid by a software company) has taken the time to look at the response times of software vendors in patching security flaws in their products.

The result: open-sourced Mozilla programs are patched about 3-4 times faster than closed-sourced Microsoft programs.

Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)