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

JassMan Silver badge


Not much of a choice. With FOSS you know that someone is working on the vulnerability and they have a head start on any black hat wanting to exploit it. With Closed source you may never get a fix at all because some middle manager, who knows nothing about how dangerous an exploit might be, decides not to allocate time on a fix because new features are what tempt the userbase to upgrade.

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