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Re: Two MSIE 6.0/7.0 NULL pointer crashes
From: ☣ frank^2 <frank2 () dc949 org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:17:32 -0800

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Dan Kaminsky <dan () doxpara com> wrote:
Seriously.  I mean, just look at Linux, Firefox, and OpenOffice.
Pristine code, not a single security vulnerability between them :)

That's a red herring. His point was the public perception of the
software company-- true or not-- would be hindered because Microsoft
is all-encompassing. Compared to the world of open-source, the risk is
distributed by the sheer virtue of software engineering being
distributed amongst thousands of entities. This means that the
vulnerabilities are spread across different parties, rather than
having all vulnerabilities encompassed by a single party-- in this
case, Microsoft.

His argument was irrelevant to corporations vs. open-source being more
vulnerable than one another-- it was simply a commentary on
distributed risk in software engineering.

"Did you and them get your degree from the same university of trolls?
I have mistaken nothing for nothing. Fuck you."

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