Topic: shellshock

Guest View: The perils of open-source software security

Almost every modern business and application uses open-source modules. It’s misleading to spend time distinguishing between open-source and proprietary software, because modern applications include third-party software components. Many of those components are open source, and very few companies have a solid understanding of the security vulnerabilities that come with the code. The reach and impact … continue reading

The year security was on everyone’s mind

Every year there are a number of vulnerabilities exposed and exploited, but 2014 was bad in terms of software security. In the beginning of the year, Cenzic revealed the latest results from its 2014 Application Vulnerability Trends report and found that a majority of apps have at least one security vulnerability; but it wouldn’t be … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2014—Detecting Shellshock, and Google’s developer survey

Have you been Shellshocked? A new website has launched for users to test if their systems have been affected by the Bash vulnerability known as Shellshock. Shellshock is said to pose a bigger threat than OpenSSL’s Heartbleed bug, according to security researchers. “If your system has not updated bash in the last 24 hours, you’re … continue reading

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