Does Open Source Code Increase Risk of Attacks based on Software Vulnerabilities?

Abstract

For open source software, security attention frequently focuses on the discovery of vulnerabilities prior to release. The large number of diverse people who can view the source code may find vulnerabilities before the... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Sam Ransbotham (Boston College)

Topic Area

Communities: User Innovation and Open Source

Session

TATr2B » Communities: User Innovation & Open Source (Papers & Posters) (15:45 - Tuesday, 2nd August, Room 112, Aldrich Hall)

Paper

Ransbotham_OpenSourceVulnerabilityDiffusion_20160513.pdf