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Which Is More Secure? -- Open Source Vs. Proprietary


Jeremy Allison goes against a Microsoft security specialist in this open source vs proprietary debate. "I believe that the open source development model does create software with significantly fewer exploitable holes than proprietary software. ... I know that programmers of proprietary . . .

Wireless networks wide open


A new way to attack wireless networks underscores the lack of security for PC owners using the airwaves to connect their computers, said security experts speaking at the Black Hat Briefings conference. On Thursday, Tim Newsham, a researcher for security . . .

Cisco patches security flaws


A major vulnerability affects IOS software, enabling a hacker to bypass the authentication function. Cisco has issued an advisory document that tells IT managers how to eliminate several security flaws in its IOS software. The most serious vulnerability affects all versions . . .