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Open Source Open to Attack

Dec 17, 2007, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Rendleman)

"As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing regularity in commercial software products, government users need to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in open-source code, industry experts say.

"New commercial software products can contain, on a line-by-line basis, as much as 30 percent to 50 percent code that originated via open-source programs, said Mark Tolliver, chief executive officer at Palamida, a company that specializes in analyzing commercial software for elements of open-source code and any potential vulnerabilities..."

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