• The US National Security Agency has announced they will release GHIDRA, an open source reverse engineering tool, at an upcoming RSA security conference this Spring. GHIDRA is a disassembler that breaks down executable binaries into human-readable assembly code. The NSA first started work on this software in the 2000’s and has been sharing it with […]

  • Damn Vulnerable Serverless Application (DVSA) is a new open source tool from Protego: a company that provides security services for serverless applications. Details from technical.ly: The idea is to allow organizations and devs train in securing serverless environments, and provide security professionals a place to test their skills and tools. The testing application includes cloud […]

  • Baidu has released OpenEdge: an edge computing platform targeted at IoT devices. This is part of their strategy to increase adoption of the Baidu Intelligent Edge platform, a paid cloud service from the company. Read more at Silicon Angle. View the source code on GitHub.

  • OpenEMR is an open source electronic health records and medical practice management solution that is widely used in healthcare around the globe. Researchers from Project Insecurity recently uncovered a number of security vulnerabilities including one that allowed attackers to bypass the login page by modifying the URL, potentially exposing patient data. Upon initial glance, this […]

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a partnership with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, and open source foundation for the motion picture and media industries. Founding members include companies both the technology and the media space including Cusco, Animal Logic, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, Disney, Google, and […]

  • TLS is a critical component that’s used to secure content that’s transmitted over the internet; TLS 1.3 incorporates several new features to improve this, but has so far received limited adoption. Facebook seeks to improve TLS 1.3 adoption with the release of Fizz: a robust, performant TLS library built in C++ 14. Read the announcement […]

  • Open Source Pedagogy Research + Innovation (OSPRI)┬áis a department within Duke University that focuses on in the intersection of open source and education innovation. The program partners with off campus companies and organizations to provide real-world learning experiences for students from a diverse range of background. Throughout this process, students who otherwise would never get […]

  • Olabode Anise, and Jordan Wright, two researchers at Duo Security, have released an open source tool to identify bots on Twitter. The researchers gathered data from Twitter using the platform’s API and applied 20 traits they identified as bot behavior. They were able to identify two classifications of bots: a cryptocurrency giveaway scam, and social […]