Another reason for using Open Source when security counts

Yet another quote from Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies (page 332):

[...] for example, the security of PGP might assume that no one could succesfully bribe the programmers.

And that's exactly the reason why you want Open Source software when security counts. Of course someone can bribe an Open Source developer too, but the chance of it being noticed by all the people that backport/apply patches is much higher. And if you ever have doubts, you simply check the code yourself.


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