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Contrarisk Security Podcast #0039: Open source security

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Open source code – in the form of libraries and frameworks – plays an important role in much of today’s software development. But it’s not without its risks. Many people assume that the open nature of the code means that it is heavily scrutinised and that , according to Linus’ Law, “given… Read more »

Contrarisk Security Podcast #0029: Vulnerability monitoring

» Listen or download now on the podcasts page » Is the real threat to our security APTs or apathy? We all know that the software on our systems contains vulnerabilities and needs constant patching. And malware generally attacks well-known vulnerabilities that we have the ability to fix. So why isn’t it done? “If you can implement a good vulnerability management programme,… Read more »

Profiting from our vulnerability

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Security is a business and those of us who make a living from it, in some form or other, effectively profit from the fact that vulnerabilities get exploited by bad people. But is there a moral or ethical limit to how you turn insecurity into money? ReVuln, a security company based in Malta, claims to have found nine zero-day vulnerabilities… Read more »