Security Through Obsolescence?

from the is-that-really-safe? dept

While many people practice “security through obscurity”, but simply placing things in hard to find places, this article talks about others who prefer security through obsolescence. The idea is that with older software products, there are more security patches, they’re more stable, and (most importantly) most of today’s hackers don’t know (or care) anything about them. This seems like a fairly weak argument – as even the article points out that most security holes are due to configuration errors.


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