FOSS: Insecure by Design?

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – Open source software is often considered more secure than proprietary counterparts by virtue primarily of the many sets of eyes that can find and patch any vulnerabilities, but a new report suggests otherwise. In fact, the broad visibility of open source code serves to make it more easily exploitable, according to Sam Ransbotham, assistant professor at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. Ransbotham's paper, "An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts Based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software," will be presen (General)