Bug hunters go open source

Friday, 2 April 2004, 3:09 AM EST

A project to catalogue and describe security vulnerabilities, derived from the ideals of the open source movement, opened to the public on March 31st.

The Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) aims to plug what it sees a gap in information security market.

There are several vulnerability databases, but some are run by private companies, while others contain a limited subset of vulnerabilities or have significant restrictions on their content.

By John Leyden at The Register.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //