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Re: Re: Security matters: keep thy doors closed!

by theorbtwo (Prior)
on Jun 14, 2002 at 21:45 UTC ( #174731=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Security matters: keep thy doors closed!
in thread Security matters: keep thy doors closed!

You are indeed correct in your Yet Another Update; the source is available to pmdevils and gods, and patches can be submitted by pmdevils, but only applied by gods.

I thought this was a bad thing (see my bigest XP sink, Let the doors open Wide), but have since reconsidered -- reading the changelogs and seeing the number of security bugs fixed since then makes me belive that opening the source to randoms would increase greatly the risk of being hacked by trolls.


We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book


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