Contributed by grey on from the a little good news is better than no news at all dept.
"There's lots of open-source software out there that no one has analyzed and is no more secure than all the closed-source products that no one has analyzed. But then there are things like Linux, Apache or OpenBSD that get a lot of analysis. When open-source code is properly analyzed, there's nothing better. But just putting the code out in public is no guarantee."
Another brief mention comes in this week from Anandtech's A bit about the NX bit; Virus Protection Woes. Here is the relevant excerpt from the piece:
"In fact, NX/XD is a good first step to locking down the x86 architecture, as long as it's adopted correctly. OpenBSD and the Execshield projects have made the largest progress with implementing non-executable writable pages and other features, if only in software."
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