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First major Kubernetes flaw enables hackers to access backend servers undetected

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

The bug in the popular open-source tool warranted a 9.8 out of 10 severity score because it could allow outsiders to establish a connection through Kubernetes’ trusted application program interface to backend servers.

WhiteSource raises $35 million for open source flaw detection platform

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

WhiteSource says that as more organizations implement open source components, there's a growing need for automated open source bug monitoring services.

Snyk gets $22 million for platform that tracks security flaws in open source projects

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

Snyk's platform helps customers patch vulnerabilities in code pulled from open source platforms like GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab. The company wants to eventually be able to fix those flaws in runtime.

Open source project looks to give legal safe harbor for ethical hackers

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 months ago

The purpose of Disclose.io is to avoid the legal messes that can arise when the terms of a bug bounty or vulnerability disclosure program are not clear.

Brave browser adds private tabs with Tor for 'enhanced privacy protection'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

Launched in 2016, Brave itself is a niche open-source browser with ambitious and sometimes unique goals, including blocking ads while still paying content creators directly from users themselves.

Widespread ‘Zip Slip’ vulnerability affects AWS, HP tools, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

A new widespread vulnerability that lets an attacker execute remote code affects Web development tools offered by Amazon Web Services, HP, and other companies, according to secure-coding startup Snyk.

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