Open Source Security Tools and Applications News
June 10, 2016
Mozilla created the Secure Open Source Fund to help developers perform security audits on software in an effort to reduce the potential of another Heartbleed or Shellshock.
May 06, 2016
Roundup: Customers, vendors both unaware of unpatched open source vulnerabilities in commercial software. Plus OpenSSL patches, warrantless wiretaps and more.
October 16, 2015
Jean Yang, who created the Jeeves software language, explains why the industry needs to do a better job of enforcing security and privacy policies in its applications.
July 22, 2015
According to researchers, malware makers have been targeting .NET since Microsoft made the software open source. And experts debate to what extent open source security can be maintained.
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Pretty Easy Privacy (pEp) is an open source encryption tool designed to make it simple for users to protect their online communications. Continue Reading
Open security is an approach to safeguarding software, hardware and other information system components with methods whose design and details are publicly available. Continue Reading
A rainbow table is a listing of all possible plaintext permutations of encrypted passwords specific to a given hash algorithm. Rainbow tables are often used by password cracking software for network security attacks. Continue Reading
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OpenPGP uses asymmetric encryption and symmetric encryption for different parts of its process. Expert Michael Cobb explains the purpose of hybrid encryption in message security. Continue Reading
Many organizations are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw. Expert Kevin Beaver explores the merits of an OpenSSL-specific risk assessment. Continue Reading
Following a slew of TLS vulnerabilities over the past year, the IETF is working on an updated version of the protocol. Security expert Michael Cobb discusses the changes and improvements. Continue Reading
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Don't assume that your open source Web applications are secure. Expert Kevin Beaver explains the common vulnerabilities and how to include these systems in your security testing. Continue Reading
Enterprises should have a diverse set of open source security tools in their arsenal. Here are three factors that can help guide them in building the right security toolkit. Continue Reading
Centrally managing system logs is an important practice for enterprise security. Expert Dejan Lukan explains how to set up cloud servers, such as ELK stack, for this purpose. Continue Reading
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Microsoft open sourced its .Net framework recently, and enterprises are concerned. Expert Michael Cobb explores if the fears of open source .Net are warranted. Continue Reading
After the Heartbleed fiasco, the future of OpenSSL and open source cryptography libraries is up in the air. Application Security Expert Michael Cobb discusses whether they can -- and should -- be trusted. Continue Reading
Video: Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets shows how to use Prey tracking software to track stolen and lost mobile devices and reduce enterprise BYOD risks. Continue Reading