Is open source software secure? Ask someone in the industry and they may well scoff and ask you “how long is a piece of string?” As with proprietary software (which is certainly not all secure), not all open source was created equal. Yet with Sonatype’s fifth annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report revealing that UK enterprises downloaded over 21,000 software components with a known vulnerability in the last year alone, the question – sweeping though it is – should not be shrugged off.
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