Open Source Security

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Open Source Security technically applies to all software where the source code is available. In practice it means software that is developed using open source tools.


  • A common problem with code that was developed in closed, even secretive, environments was often buggy and of unknown quality.
  • In fact code like OpenSSL had bugs that persisted for years before they were discovered and patched.


  • When the code is open sourced, any attacker can look deeply for bugs that other have not discovered.
  • Must of the code that s created in the Open Source community is built with open source tools and libraries that may not have high security ratings.


  • Open Source web site contains a list of FOSS organization and claims the meaning of open source to be FOSS.