Cryptography and the Open Source Security Debate

Posted by osViews on Jul 20, 2004 5:36 AM EDT
osOpinion/osViews; By Kelly McNeill
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If you follow technology trends, you're probably aware of the two schools of thought with regard to security and/or cryptography. Does cryptography and security solutions become more secure as the number of eyes pouring over its source code increases or is a private solution which leverages security through obscurity provide a more secure environment? Daniel R. Miessler submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews, which offers some compelling arguments for both scenarios. In the end, his well thought out opinion, comes to a universal conclusion.

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