Identifying Open-Source Vulnerabilities: Tips and Tools - Gilad David Maayan

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Open source components enable faster development. You don’t have to build from scratch, and you can quickly add upgrades. The downside of open source is that you never know what code you’re going to get, and what threats and vulnerabilities it might pose on your otherwise spotless codebase. This article discusses the common security pitfalls of open source, and introduces ways to detect and fix threats and vulnerabilities. Open-Source Risks You Should Know About When including open-source components in your systems and applications, there are a few unique risks you should be aware of. With proprietary components, you can rely on your own teams or vendors to ensure that components are secure. However, with open-source components, this is not always the case. Publicity of exploits Open-source projects make their code publicly available. This enables community members to collaborate on open-source development. Part of this collaboration is making vulnerabilities known to....

April 2, 2020
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