Feeling Vulnerable?

Palamida has released its list of the top five most overlooked open source vulnerabilities.

Often, developers embed popular open source code while developing applications that do not fall in the normal software procurement process. Businesses and users need to take ultimate care to ensure that they are up-to-date with the latest patches in order to reduce uncertainty and secure their software from security attacks.

Open source code is "not any more vulnerable than commercial software" and in some cases, less so, said Palamida CEO Mark Tolliver. Open source projects tend to acknowledge their vulnerabilities and fix them promptly, he added.