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The Open Source Cookbook: Prepping Your Kitchen

Over the course of this adventure into the culinary world of software development, we have drawn comparisons between open source software and cookie recipes, and equated open source risks to spoiled ingredients. When cooking, it’s imperative that we prep our kitchen properly, stocking the tools and equipment, getting our timing and steps in order, soliciting

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The Open Source Cookbook: Understanding Your Software Ingredients

As I introduced in my last article, where we explored the variance among open source components, distros, and forks, open source software and modern application development can be equated to baking. This analogy allows us to explore potentially complex topics through the more familiar lens of one’s unique take on popular recipes. This time, I’d

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Code Exposure: The Vulnerabilities in Your Code & Where They Originate

Code Exposure: The Vulnerabilities in Your Code & Where They Originate Typical software applications are comprised of two types of code: custom code created by your internal development teams, and third-party code – often open source – created outside the organization. Until about 10 to 15 years ago, almost all software was custom code, and

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OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Takeaways from the Latest Patch

The OpenSSL project this week released a series of patches to combat six vulnerabilities that have been discovered as of late, including two high-severity flaws that would give attackers the ability to decrypt HTTPS traffic, execute malicious code on vulnerable servers, and possibly even cause servers to crash. Ironically, one of the flaws was actually

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How Secure Are Your Open Source Components?

For organizations around the world, open source code has allowed faster time to market, decreased the workload for developers and lowered costs for the organization. The ability for great minds from around the world to come together on a piece of code has given us Linux, Mozilla Firefox, WordPress, and hundreds of thousands of other

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