Security issues in opensource softwares

  • Security issues in opensource softwares

  • Saif

    Member
    May 5, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    I use alot of opensource softwares. And I’m still concerned about it’s security because source code are publicly available. Is opensource software really secure to use?

  • Faheem_

    Organizer
    May 5, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Open-source software is vulnerable to many security risks, just like other softwares.
    Many claim that it has some added security risks due to its open nature and the fact that anyone can use it.”Many more eyes are looking to find and fix problems”. Yes, there are are merits because there are lot of contributors to report the vulnerability and fix it( doesn’t apply to smaller projects or code libraries. Some software has no community )but,due to the difficulties associated with keeping track of open source code, users frequently don’t deploy patches and updates, making it easy for hackers to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.

    • k4k4sh1

      Member
      May 5, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      we cannot ignore the possibilty of FUD (fully undetectable) inside the source code, if it has no proper community to watch over.