Reply to post: Re: Fear mongering

Hidden Linux kernel security fixes spotted before release – by using developer chatter as a side channel

Andrew Commons

Re: Fear mongering

"First, they are very few, highly trusted individuals. Second, the results of their activity is available for all to see after the fact."

A bit like Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and co then?

We know that critical bugs can hide in plain view in open source software for years. I would be surprised if this attack vector has not been considered by actors who are prepared to take their time.

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