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OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Vulnerability – My 2c

OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Vulnerability  – My 2c

I have been involved with developed for a very good part of my life and have advocated the following statements when delivering Information Security Training mostly to solicit reaction from the converted.

“Heartbleed,the hole in the internet’s security that exposed countless encrypted transactions to any attacker who knew how to abuse it.”

“Open Source software is software that failed elsewhere”  When I get a lot of reaction from the audience I will explain my reasoning with examples which I feel strongly are:

  1. Open Source is an excellent way for start-ups or developers to get the public to beta test their software without forking out actual $ for testers.
  2. Once you have a great following, take you software from Open Source to a commerci...
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