Open Source Vulnerabilities Can Be Dealt With
Monday, April 16, 2012
New York, NY – A recent study conducted by Aspect Security finds that a significant amount of the software in 31 popular open source code libraries has vulnerabilities. Firms that rely on open source code should take heed, but this is hardly a reason in itself to forgo the speed, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility of open source code, when it is appropriate for particular projects.
Development frameworks such as Maven, Debian, and Red Hat support automatic detection and installation of updates, so that vulnerability fixes can be applied as soon as they are available. Furthermore, with the very large numbers of programmers vetting popular open source code, detecting vulnerabilities can be a much more prompt and transparent process than becoming aware of vulnerabilities in proprietary software.
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