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Why Developers Use Open Source in Their Projects – and How to Manage the Risks

If you’re a developer, incorporating open source code into your project is like ordering a meal kit instead of cooking from scratch. It saves you some time and effort. But it also reduces your level of control over the final product, and it could lead to issues that you don’t foresee. That’s not to say

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Open Source Is Everywhere – Even Your Codebase

In his 2011 article for The Wall Street Journal, Marc Andreessen wrote that “software is eating the world.” This, he explained, is because of the amazing pace of innovation in the tech industry, which is due in no small part to the open source movement. Open source has grown up alongside the rest of the

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CVE-2020-35774: twitter-server XSS Vulnerability Discovered

According to its official documentation, “twitter-server” is a Twitter OSS project used to provide a template from which servers at Twitter are built. It provides common application components such as an administrative HTTP server, tracing, stats, and more, and is used, amongst other things, by both the Finagle and Finatra frameworks. After researching twitter-server, the

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2020 Cybersecurity Predictions – Our Experts Weigh In

2019 proved to be a hectic year in the cybersecurity landscape. With 3,813 data breaches occurring in the first six months alone, (exposing over 4.1 billion records,) and 12174 new vulnerabilities discovered in commercial and open source software, this year has certainly been one for the memory books. With all signs pointing to 2020 being

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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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