Frequently Asked Questions

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Below you will find a collection of frequently asked questions related to Zee Designs, websites and print topics. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.

Are open source solutions secure?

Whether open-source software is more or less secure than closed-source (proprietary) software is a contentious issue within the tech community nowadays. Since open source is a relatively new phenomenon and collecting reliable data on security is difficult, speculation abounds.

Some links:

http://www.dwheeler.com/secure-programs/Secure-Programs-HOWTO/open-source-security.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus%27s_law

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22security%20through%20obscurity%22

Hackers have found and exploited vulnerabilities in all sorts of software, whether open or closed. Security-wise, it's tenuous to say that one development methodology is categorically superior to the other.

There are big, successful companies that use open source software -- Yahoo, Google, the BBC -- and the same goes for closed.

Good coding practices and vigilant systems administrators are what ultimately make a site secure, rather than whether the software is open or closed.

The developers of the ZD-CMS™ use industry-standard security practices throughout.