Jeroen Massar wrote:
And of course, with Open Source: did you check every
single line of
the source, and that of the compiler, and all the tools that that was
made with etc etc etc? Ah, indeed you didn't, thus please don't claim
that "Open Source" is "more secure" because you have the source,
because it is impossible to check.
The idea of open source is not so much that you get to check it
yourself, but much more that it is open for hundreds of thousands of
other people to check. If for instance the quality/security of a piece
of code is proportional to the number of times it's been reviewed, then
yes, open source is quite possibly more secure.
/Per Jessen, Herrliberg ZH