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    • SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
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    RCE vulnerabilities in open source Cachet software could put users at risk

    Fixes released for flaws in the status page management system Multiple security vulnerabilities in the open source Cachet status page system could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and steal sensitive data, the researchers warned. Cachet is a project that allows users to perform tasks such as listing service components, reporting incidents, and customizing

    • SEPTEMBER 28, 2021
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    Sigstore aims to bridge the trust gap in open source software

    One of the great virtues of open source software – that anyone can contribute – is also one of its greatest weaknesses. The problem is that the supply chain type process by which projects involving multiple contributors come together is based to a large extent on the belief that no one will introduce malicious code

    • SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
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    Google announces partnership to review the security of open source software projects

    Emma Woollacott September 17, 2021 at 12:54 UTC Updated: September 21, 2021 at 11:52 UTC Tech giant to support security reviews of eight projects, including Git, Lodash and Laravel After pledging $ 100 million for open source security improvements last month, Google is sponsoring security reviews of eight projects in a partnership with the Open

    • SEPTEMBER 20, 2021
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    Open source software improves its security game but faces more attacks

    Open source software projects – the foundations of the global software ecosystem – are improving to update vulnerable dependencies faster, but at the same time, they face more cyber attacks and a significant volume of critical vulnerabilities. The security of open source software projects overall has improved over the past decade, with the average time

    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
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    What is free software? Here’s what you need to know

    Open source software is non-proprietary software that can allow collaboration and modification between developers. While developers are generally encouraged to view, modify, and improve open source software, licenses are always attached to applications with varying requirements. Popular open source software applications include Mozilla Firefox, LibreOffice, and VLC Media Player. Visit Insider’s Technical Reference Library for