Google’s bug bounty rewards program now covers third parties
Google introduced a new bug bounty program to pay researchers who find security flaws in its open-source software and the building blocks it uses.
As reported by The Verge, Google says it will pay anywhere from $101 to $31,337 for information about bugs in its dev projects like Angular, GoLang, ... Read more
Germany to launch a sovereign tech fund to safeguard the internet
The move aims to secure the nuts and bolts of Internet infrastructure that are currently controlled by the United States.
Germany is set to launch a sovereign tech fund to support the open source software that underpins the internet, according to reporting in Science Business. The move is prompt... Read more
95% of IT leaders feel open source tools are critical to a robust infrastructure
More than 90% of IT leaders feel open source tools are crucial to strong enterprise infrastructure.
According to the Red Hat survey, always-on services and cloud computing built utilizing the open-source development models along with open-source code are vital to almost every industry. According... Read more
Linux Foundation publishes list of most popular open source libraries
The Linux Foundation and the Lab for Innovation Science at Harvard University published an overview of the most frequently used open source software. The overview provides insight into top open source software in order to discuss and improve security.
Open source software is being developed and ... Read more
Microsoft and Google extend support for open-source security
Tech giants Google and Microsoft extend their support for the Open Source Security Foundation’s new Project. OpenSSF’s new initiative aims to discover and resolve all vulnerabilities in open-source software programs.
The Open Source Security Foundation, an industry group harnessing the suppo... Read more
Amazon Elasticsearch Service is now Amazon OpenSearch Service
Amazon Web Services fulfilled its commitment to rename Amazon Elasticsearch Services, now Amazon OpenSearch Service. The name change was necessary because AWS and Elasticsearch BV had a falling out caused by the licensing of the Elasticsearch open-source software and pocketing the profits from its ... Read more
Open source has the potential to boost the EU economy
The European Commission (EC) has released a new report that reveals the impact open-source software (OSS) and open-source hardware (OSH) can have on the European Union economy. The report is titled "The Impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on technological dependencies, competitiveness and i... Read more
Google unveils the Allstar GitHub app
The app provides for continuous enforcement of best security practices
This week Google announced the release of the Allstar GitHub application. The app enables what the tech giant calls "automated continuous enforcement of security best practices" in GitHub projects.
The new app works by ena... Read more
Microsoft suspends Azure Active Directory Apps used by hackers
Microsoft has suspended 18 Active Directory apps used by hackers for malicious command and control infrastructure.
As many Azure customers have moved to cloud-based network infrastructure, the hackers who attack them have followed suit. Chinese government-backed hackers who exploit Microsoft Azu... Read more
European Union rewards the discovery of bugs in open source software
In January 2019, the European Union will launch a special reward programme for finding software bugs in open source software. By doing so, the EU aims to improve the use of open source software within its own institutions and, above all, to make it safer.
The so-called bug bounties or rewards that d... Read more