I have been wondering about his for awhile. I have Linux running on a PC at home. I had a jailbroken iPhone. They both have attributes that make them very attractive, and they are also FREE! But I ...
Why open-source is better in plain words? Yesterday I had a talk at a DIY bicycle workshop. There is a PC (running XP) that main application is checking emails (nothing really serious). I found it ...
How could one detect if Apple/Google/etc. has modified a third party application distributed through their App Stores?
Are there any realistic methods for verifying that Apple or whoever has not tampered with third party application distributed through their App Store? You might for example have an open source ...
For S/MIME, I now know I can verify PKCS#7 detached signatures with: openssl smime -verify -in detachedsign.pem -content content.txt But what about non-MIME messages? So if I sign the message ...
Visual Studio now includes a Package Manager that downloads and updates software packages from the internet. The common name for this is "Nuget" The problem I have is that anyone can pretend to be ...
I do web development for a living but my real passion is security. I have worked with countless open source web application/framework and I have found vulnerabilities in most of them. The main cause ...
A client is asking my company to write up internal standards that open source software must meet before we will approve it for use on our workstations. Our policy has always been subjective and hard ...
My understanding is that open source systems are commonly believed to be more secure than closed source systems. Reasons for taking either approach, or combination of them, include: cultural norms, ...
I'm looking for a fully open quantitative risk assessment methodology. Most of the methodologies have usage or licensing restrictions placed upon them. I define open as methodology covered by ...
With Regard to Sarbanes Oxley and particularly The Japanese version thereof: Is it true that in order to comply with (J-)SOX you must have a support contract - and therefore a responsible party - for ...
Can anyone recommend a F/OSS enterprise password management solution on/around the same level as something like Cyber-Ark? Specifically, something along the lines of a standard password manager, ...