[linux-elitists] Dateline April 12, 2001 Microsoft: Closed source is more secure

Jonathan Corbet corbet@lwn.net
Wed Aug 15 09:40:37 PDT 2001


> Yeah, basically, there's no known version of any program that has made
> it into a Linux or *BSD distribution with a back-door in the last 15
> years.

Well...there was the Red Hat Piranha episode from a year and some ago:

	     http://lwn.net/2000/0427/security.php3

Not a deliberate back door, but with very much the same effect.

Can it possibly be true that no distribution shipped InterBase, with its
nifty little backdoor setup?

jon

Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor, LWN.net
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