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  •  Nothing is completely safe (5+ / 0-)

    ...but the fact that it is open source and has a large number of programmers constantly looking at it for security flaws and that those programmers are from diverse countries and professional affiliations lowers the probability that it could be compromised for long.

    This is counterintuitive to control freaks but completely intuitive to folks who understand the corrective effects of crowd-sourcing with diverse interests.

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    by TarheelDem on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 08:22:18 AM PDT

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    •  perfectly intuitive to me (2+ / 0-)
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      kinda like checks and balances. The thing these guys hate the most, well, next to honesty.

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      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:18:47 AM PDT

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    •  "Security Flaws" are irrelevant (1+ / 0-)
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      Data mining, decrypting and analysis tools like PRISM used by NSA et al are not defeated by more tidy code.

      If you are worried about credit card hackers with keystroke loggers attacking you because of sloppy code exploits, these measures would be valid to a point, but the methods used by NSA do not depend on exploits, but rather, superior code and massive resources.

      I'm not trying to discourage people here from protecting themselves, but would not like them to be lulled into a false sense of security where it does not exist.

      Read the linked articles at my comment here for a start.

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      by koNko on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:02:17 PM PDT

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