• xavier666
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    14 days ago

    I am no expert on code-auditing. But I’m slightly at peace that there are 100s of experts looking at the code because it’s open-source. But i also understand mistakes can still happen. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s the best solution so far.

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      14 days ago

      There’s some truth to that, but bad actors have managed to slip things through in the past. It happened recently with xz.

      I guess my point is that we put a lot of trust in strangers when we run any code on our systems. Open or not.

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        14 days ago

        True. We can also not run code at all and be perfectly safe.

        I wish there was a comparison. Number of 0days in open source and 0days in closed source for comparible projects and a measure for time to mitigate the 0days.