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Unpatched Prototype Pollution Flaw Affects All Versions of Popular Lodash Library

Unpatched Prototype Pollution Flaw Affects All Versions of Popular Lodash Library
July 09, 2019Mohit Kumar
Lodash, a popular npm library used by more than 4 million projects on GitHub alone, is affected by a high severity security vulnerability...

WhiteSource Bolt for GitHub: Free Open Source Vulnerability Management App for Developers

WhiteSource Bolt for GitHub: Free Open Source Vulnerability Management App for Developers
December 05, 2018Wang Wei
Developers around the world depend on open source components to build their software products. According to industry estimates, open source ...

Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off
September 18, 2018Wang Wei
What just happened would definitely gonna surprise you. Linus Torvalds—father of the Linux open-source operating system—finally admitte...

Facebook Open Sources Fizz — TLS 1.3 Library For Speed and Security

Facebook Open Sources Fizz — TLS 1.3 Library For Speed and Security
August 07, 2018Mohit Kumar
Facebook has open sourced Fizz—a library designed to help developers implement TLS 1.3 protocol with all recommended security and perform...

Critical RCE Flaw Found in OpenVPN that Escaped Two Recent Security Audits

Critical RCE Flaw Found in OpenVPN that Escaped Two Recent Security Audits
June 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has found four vulnerabilities, including a critical remote code execution bug, in OpenVPN, those were not even cau...

NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency

NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency
June 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The National Security Agency (NSA) — the United States intelligence agency which is known for its secrecy and working in the dark — has f...

Microsoft is Shutting Down CodePlex, Asks Devs To Move To GitHub

Microsoft is Shutting Down CodePlex, Asks Devs To Move To GitHub
April 03, 2017Wang Wei
Microsoft has announced to shut down CodePlex -- its website for hosting repositories of open-source software projects -- on December 15,...

Google Employees Help Thousands Of Open Source Projects Patch Critical 'Mad Gadget Bug'

Google Employees Help Thousands Of Open Source Projects Patch Critical ‘Mad Gadget Bug’
March 02, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last year Google employees took an initiative to help thousands of Open Source Projects patch a critical remote code execution vulnerabil...

Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling

Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling
February 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
WhatsApp and Facebook have so far the largest end-to-end encrypted video calling network of all, but now another popular end-to-end encry...

Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation — Turns Love Affair Into a Relationship

Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation — Turns Love Affair Into a Relationship
November 16, 2016Swati Khandelwal
You won't believe your eyes while reading this, but this is true. Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinu...

VeraCrypt Audit Reveals Critical Security Flaws — Update Now

VeraCrypt Audit Reveals Critical Security Flaws — Update Now
October 18, 2016Mohit Kumar
After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued its service, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by a...

Facebook releases Osquery Security Tool for Windows

Facebook releases Osquery Security Tool for Windows
September 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
OSquery , an open-source framework created by Facebook that allows organizations to look for potential malware or malicious activity on t...

Warning — You Can't Install Linux On Microsoft Signature Edition PCs from Lenovo

Warning — You Can't Install Linux On Microsoft Signature Edition PCs from Lenovo
September 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
In past few months, Microsoft opened the source code of a lot of its projects, convincing people that the company loves Linux . But a ...

This Open Source 25-Core Processor Chip Can Be Scaled Up to 200,000-Core Computer

This Open Source 25-Core Processor Chip Can Be Scaled Up to 200,000-Core Computer
August 26, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Researchers have designed a new computer chip that promises to boost the performance of computers and data centers while processing appli...

Microsoft Open Sources PowerShell; Now Available for Linux and Mac OS X

Microsoft Open Sources PowerShell; Now Available for Linux and Mac OS X
August 18, 2016Swati Khandelwal
'Microsoft loves Linux' and this has never been so true than now. Microsoft today made its PowerShell scripting language and c...

Bulgaria passes Law that mandates Government Software must be Open Source

Bulgaria passes Law that mandates Government Software must be Open Source
July 07, 2016Mohit Kumar
Do you have any idea what the software you have installed is doing stealthily in the background? If it's not an open source software,...

Facebook Open Sources its Capture the Flag (CTF) Platform

Facebook Open Sources its Capture the Flag (CTF) Platform
May 11, 2016Mohit Kumar
Hacking into computer, networks and websites could easily land you in jail. But what if you could freely test and practice your hacking s...

Linux Foundation Launches 'Zephyr', a tiny OS for Internet of Things

Linux Foundation Launches 'Zephyr', a tiny OS for Internet of Things
February 20, 2016Unknown
The 21st century is witnessing a great change over in the daily life of folks with the advent of IoT devices that are capable of talking...

Google 'Android N' Will Not Use Oracle's Java APIs

Google 'Android N' Will Not Use Oracle's Java APIs
December 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google appears to be no longer using Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of its Android mobile...

Chakra JavaScript Engine: Microsoft Open-Sources the Heart of Edge browser

Chakra JavaScript Engine: Microsoft Open-Sources the Heart of Edge browser
December 07, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has announced the plans to open source the core components of its " Chakra " – the JavaScript engine behind the new ...
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