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Growing Open Source Use Heightens Enterprise Security Risks
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Neta1
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Neta1,
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1/26/2015 | 9:13:48 AM
WhiteSource proves that open source is safe if used responsibly
WhiteSource has been helping companies of all sizes to responsibly and effortlessly manage the open source components they use.

We've been doing it since 2011 and for all programming languages, we are in a unique position to look at real data from a large number of commercial projects.

Our research shows that if managed properly - ie updated when new security vulnerabilities are disclosed or when new versions are available - 98% of the projects that contain faulty open source components would not contain them. 

So the problem is not open source but how it is used.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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1/25/2015 | 8:25:25 PM
Frankenstein
Hah!  I <3 the Frankenstein analogy!

This is the folly of Linus's Law -- i.e., "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."

Akamai's CSO, Andy Ellis, put it best at a cybersecurity conference I attended a couple months back: "The Florida Everglades happen to be shallow as well.  It's still a swamp!"
KennonK748
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KennonK748,
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1/25/2015 | 1:58:41 PM
blast from the past
Wow it's like this article was caught in a time warp and just appeared 10-15 years after it was written and somehow got published. So the parking websites were hacked because they were using open source software?!?! I love this line "victimized by a security vulnerability in the Joomla open-source content management platform for which a patch had been issued last September, but which neither company had apparently installed."


They were victimized because they didn't patch software. It has nothing to do with the source code being open or closed. It could have been unpatched IIS or anything else. Hello, 1998 called and they would like their tech story back.
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