Software Integrity

A slight change of pace for this week’s issue of Software Integrity Insight, as we focus on the release of the 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis, which analyzes the audit results of over 1,100 commercial codebases from over 500 organizations and examines the open source security and licensing news of 2017. We think […]

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Security researcher Robert Wiggins recently uncovered a serious security issue in the TeenSafe “secure” monitoring product for Android and iOS platforms. The app allows users (typically parents) to monitor devices (typically their children’s) to view location, text messages, calls, browsing history, and more. TeenSafe claims the technology can and will help protect your child. There […]

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Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup episode. 41% of cyber-security apps contain high-risk open source vulnerabilities via Davey Winder, author – SC Magazine –  The 2018 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report– the latest in a series of annual […]

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As you have no doubt heard, Spectre and Meltdown aren’t software bugs that can be fixed in a few days or weeks when a company pushes out a patch. They are part of the architecture of hardware – the chips that run your computer. And you don’t just roll out a patch for hardware. Chips […]

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Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Weekly Security Mashup episode. SynAck ransomware implements Doppelgänging evasion technique via Robert Abel, content coordinator/contributor – SC Magazine –  It’s getting tougher than ever to avoid becoming a ransomware “client.” Ransomware is obviously not new – it is […]

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Maybe you could call it two-factor fakery. Because the latest zero-day to plague Microsoft’s Office 365—a cloud-based service that includes Office 2016—was created by somebody who figured out that the way to get malicious emails past its security systems is to split a malicious link in two. Researchers at the security firm Avanan, who said […]

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Black Duck by Synopsys announces OpsSight 2.0. Abbott strengthens pacemaker software against vulnerabilities. A year after disclosure, the Struts vulnerability is still a danger to thousands of companies. And the new Synopsys Security Mashup video is up. Software Integrity Insight is your resource on the cyber security and open source security news that made headlines […]

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Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Weekly Security Mashup episode. When employees post passwords online via Brian Krebs, security blogger – Krebsonsecurity.com – Hosts of companies using the online collaboration tool Trello.com share passwords for sensitive internal resources. New hacking tool lets […]

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Static application security testing (SAST) is the process of examining source code for security defects. SAST is one of the many checks in an application security assurance program designed to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the DevSecOps process. Integrating SAST tools into DevSecOps processes is critical to building a sustainable program. The automation […]

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