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January 08, 2019
The National Security Agency plans to release an open source version of its GHIDRA reverse engineering tool during RSA Conference in March, but details about the tool are scarce.
December 27, 2018
Adam Baldwin, director of security for NPM, talks chains of trust and new NPM security initiatives that will bring automated alerts to help highlight potentially malicious activity.
November 28, 2018
A compromised NPM package targeted a popular bitcoin wallet with cryptocurrency-stealing code and experts say the issue highlights the lack of a chain of trust in open source software.
June 28, 2018
The EFF's new STARTTLS Everywhere initiative aims to secure email as it transits the internet between mail servers to prevent mass surveillance, as well as email spoofing.
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SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol that gives users, particularly system administrators, a secure way to access a computer over an unsecured network. Continue Reading
Learn to use the Wireshark protocol analyzer to monitor network traffic, as well as how to use the Wireshark packet sniffer to inspect and analyze network traffic. Continue Reading
Pretty Easy Privacy (pEp) is an open source encryption tool designed to make it simple for users to protect their online communications. Continue Reading
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Google's OSS-Fuzz is an open source vulnerability scanner. Expert Matthew Pascucci looks at how developers can take advantage of this tool and others like it. Continue Reading
In this excerpt from chapter three of Federal Cloud Computing, author Matthew Metheny discusses open source software and its use in the U.S. federal government. Continue Reading
The open source architecture has its detractors in terms of its security, but Apple's unencrypted iOS 10 kernel raises new questions. Expert Michael Cobb explains the pros and cons. Continue Reading
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The growth of technology includes the growth of layered security. Join expert Kevin Beaver as he explains the pros and cons of layered defenses for application security. Continue Reading
SearchSecurity talks with UC Berkeley Professor Steven Weber about the open source community, the security challenges facing it and the prospect of software liability. Continue Reading
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
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A buffer underflow was found to be caused by a vulnerability in strongSwan's open source VPN. Learn how this is possible and how attackers can exploit it with Judith Myerson. Continue Reading
The GD library used in the Junos operating system has opened Junos up to attacks. Nick Lewis explains how it happened and what it means for companies using open source software. Continue Reading
Antivirus software is crucial to your device's security. However, less is often more, especially when considering a secondary free antivirus program. Nick Lewis explains why. Continue Reading