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Tech titan funding just a start in securing critical open-source projects

Antone Gonsalves | April 28, 2014
Major tech companies' funding commitments to support critical open-source projects is only the first step in preventing another industry-disrupting OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, security experts say.

Given the damage caused by the OpenSSL flaw, there was no excuse for the industry's lack of support before the bug was discovered, Joseph DeMesy, senior security analyst for consultancy Bishop Fox, said.

"It is reckless of the industry to so heavily depend upon these projects and not adequately support them financially or otherwise," DeMesy said.

 

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