17 Apr '14, 1pm

Has Heartbleed Made You Think Twice About Open Source Security? Think Again.

Has Heartbleed Made You Think Twice About Open Source Security? Think Again.

Has Heartbleed Made You Think Twice About Open Source Security? Think Again. By now, unless you have been woefully under-informed, you’ve not only heard of Heartbleed, you have likely had more than your fill of emails from web sites advising you about their patches. Ironically, as those emails pile up in your inbox, Heartbleed starts to seem like more of a nuisance. But the fact is, the personal information of millions was put at risk and it may be some time before we completely realize the damage that has been done. Some have used this as an opportunity to point fingers at OpenSSL and Open Source frameworks in general. They point to the collaborative nature of the applications as an increased security threat. The argument is that when anyone can submit changes to an open source project, there is no way to know if a malevolent developer will intentionally create a vulnerab...

Full article: http://spreecommerce.com/blog/heartbleed-opensource

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