Software security needs a new perspective
Source code bugs have been a constant in the software industry since the dawn of computers — and have ever been a major source of attacks, exploits and..
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A good approach to secure and robust source code is utilizing open source and verified mature 3rd party code. Code that has been tested and scrutinized by thousands of developers has a greater chance of being less insecure. Take for instance the security holes in OpenSSL. Sure, a lot of projects where vulnerable because of the bugs, but when it was discovered it was fixed much, much faster than if it would have been with an in-house development by a single supplier, because of the the public attention to it. Thousands of qualified developers adds many different test cases and some might even use the suggested tools and methods.