Open source software security vulnerabilities exist for over four years before detection

It can take an average of over four years for vulnerabilities in open source software to be spotted, an area in the security community that needs to be addressed, researchers say. 

According to GitHub’s annual State of the Octoverse report, published on Wednesday, reliance on open source projects, components, and libraries is more common than ever. 

Over the course of 2020, GitHub tallied over 56 million developers on the platform, with over 60 million new repositories being created — and over 1.9 billion contributions added — over the course of the year. 

“You would be hard-pressed to find a scenario where your data does not pass through at least one open source component,” GitHub says. “Many of the services and technology we all rely on, from banking to healthcare, also rely on open source software. The artifacts of open source code serve as critical infrastructure for much of the global

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AWS brings ECS, EKS services to the data center, open sources EKS

Today at AWS re:Invent, Andy Jassy talked a lot about how companies are making a big push to the cloud, but today’s container-focussed announcements gave a big nod to the data center as the company announced ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere, both designed to let you run these services on-premises, as well as in the cloud.


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These two services, ECS for generalized container orchestration and EKS for that’s focused on Kubernetes will let customers use these popular AWS services on premises. Jassy said that some customers still want the same tools they use in the cloud on prem and this is designed to give it to them.

Speaking of ECS he said,  “I still have a lot of my containers that I need to run on premises as I’m making this transition to the cloud, and [these] people really want it to have the same management and deployment

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Route Networking Group Open Positions

About us

At Route Networking Group we fill diverse roles, across many industries and verticals, from Executive Assistants and Accountants to Software Engineers and CEOs.

However, our strong suits are those hard-to-fill executive and technical positions.

It’s not just a cliché.

The average American spends almost 9-hours a day at work. That’s 45 hours per week, and – if you’re lucky – with vacation and holidays, that’s 50 weeks per year. A massive portion of our lives is spent at work, and reading the above statistics, you’d think that was a bad thing. But – we believe – it shouldn’t be!

We grow up hearing over and over again, “Find your passion and make it a career.” We hit our twenties, and that sentiment becomes clichéd. We settle. We often jump on the first thing that comes our way for the sake of security.

Route Networking Group was born out

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Europe looks to crack open data encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp

  • End-to-end encryption is a security tool used by some apps and services — including WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messenger — to provide a greater level of privacy. 
  • Messages sent using this tool are encrypted before they leave the sender’s phone or computer, with a key unique to the devices at either end of an exchange.

WhatsApp and Messenger are highly popular messaging apps.

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WhatsApp and Messenger are highly popular messaging apps.

The EU appears to be laying the groundwork for a move against data that has received end-to-end encryption after a spate of terrorist attacks in Paris, Vienna and Nice. 


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In a joint statement released earlier this month, home affairs ministers from EU member states called on heads of state to “consider the matter of data encryption so that digital evidence can be lawfully collected and used by the competent authorities.” 

The statement comes after several EU internal documents on encryption were

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Open Systems selects 6WIND to boost performance & security of their Networking Security Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PARIS, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced that Open Systems, a preeminent cybersecurity and connectivity provider for the enterprise cloud have selected 6WINDGate™ to drastically improve the performance and the quality of the security services delivered to its Enterprise customer on their SASE platform.

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6WINDGate – the source code foundation for next generation networking applications.

Open Systems has selected 6WINDGate to help them drastically improve the performance and quality of their security services that they deliver to their Enterprise customers on their SASE platform.

Open Systems, co-headquartered in Zurich and Silicon Valley, is the preeminent cybersecurity and connectivity provider for the enterprise cloud. Open Systems relieves enterprises of the operational headaches as they securely scale in the cloud. Their services combine 24×7 expertise with an intelligent platform to predict, prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats so enterprises

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Open source data startup Hazelcast fills five leadership roles

  • The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast announced Wednesday that it has hired a new chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, and it promoted a new chief product officer, chief technology officer, and chief revenue officer. 
  • Hazelcast CEO Kelly Herrell says the next phase for the company is to continue scaling, as it plans to double its growth rate and forge partnerships with companies like IBM.
  • Hazelcast’s cofounders have all left the company, but cofounder Talip Ozturk still serves on the advisory board.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast has completely revamped its leadership team as it races towards aggressive growth targets. In a mix of promotions and new hires, the 12-year-old firm has made five new appointments: 

Hazelcast promoted former consultant David Brimley to chief product officer, former VP of solution architecture John DesJardins to chief technology officer, and former

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Library closed for 2 days due to quarantines; computer lab still open


HENDERSON, Ky. — The Henderson County Public Library closed to in-person services Wednesday and will remain closed Thursday.

However, the computer lab will remain open.

Interim Director Amber Potts said the closure is due to several staff members being in quarantine due to COVID exposure.

Potts said curb-side service will be available to patrons during closure.

“The Carnegie side of the building will remain open for computer use, but people should make an appointment to be let in at the Main Street entrance,” Potts said.  

More: Henderson County Public Library updating grievance policies, procedures

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This is the second time in two months that the library has reverted to curbside service due to staff being exposed to the Coronavirus or testing positive for it.

In late September, the library closed to in-person services for several days after

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FCC votes to open up more Wi-Fi spectrum

There’s going to be a little more room for Wi-Fi. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to open up a small amount of additional wireless spectrum for unlicensed indoor use, which should help to improve speeds and reduce congestion on 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.

The new swath of spectrum (which falls around 5.9GHz) was previously reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications — but since being set aside two decades ago, the auto industry hasn’t done much with it. So now the FCC is taking away a little more than half of the airwaves it reserved and offering them up to the public for use as Wi-Fi. (Despite getting nowhere with this spectrum, the auto industry is nonetheless annoyed that the FCC is taking it away.)

“Today we put to end two decades of waste and inefficient use of the valuable 5.9GHz band,” FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly said ahead of the vote.

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Open Source Web Engine Servo to be Hosted at Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — KubeCon — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it will host the Servo web engine. Servo is an open source, high-performance browser engine designed for both application and embedded use and is written in the Rust programming language, bringing lightning-fast performance and memory safety to browser internals. Industry support for this move is coming from Futurewei, Let’s Encrypt, Mozilla, Samsung, and Three.js, among others. 

“The Linux Foundation’s track record for hosting and supporting the world’s most ubiquitous open source technologies makes it the natural home for growing the Servo community and increasing its platform support,” said Alan Jeffrey, Technical Chair of the Servo project. “There’s a lot of development work and opportunities for our Servo Technical Steering Committee to consider, and we know this cross-industry open source collaboration model will enable us

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Open Call for Architects: Join the Development of Two New Hospitals in Leeds, UK

Open Call for Architects: Join the Development of Two New Hospitals in Leeds, UK

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a world-renowned biomedical research facility, a leading clinical trials research unit and also the local hospital for the Leeds community. The Hospital has recently published a tender seeking talented architects to work on a world-leading development of two new hospitals in Leeds, one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom.

The Trust has the funding and planning approvals in place to design and build a state-of-the-art hospital for adult healthcare and a purpose-built new home for Leeds Children’s Hospital. Called Hospitals of the Future, this is a major development of more than 94,000m2 in the heart

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