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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
Open-source projects have long proved a boon for software developers at large, but new research suggests that their use can compromise application security.

According to researchers from Black Duck Software, in the firm's 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, there are "significant cross-industry risks" in the use of open-source software. Namely, vulnerabilities found in such software and components are not being addressed as they should.

The Burlington, Mass.,-based firm says that due to lax security practices, this also presents a challenge for compliance -- and the results of the audit report should be a "wake-up call" for developers.
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#2234 Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs
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#2232 New open source RAT uses Telegram protocol to steal data from victims
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#2230 Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the IoT
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