Tools catch security holes in open source code

This year has been the best of times and the worst of times for open source code and security.

On the one hand, the latest survey by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners shows that 72 percent of industry professionals prefer open source software because it’s more secure than proprietary solutions.

On the other hand, Heartbleed exposed a security flaw in the widely-used, open source OpenSSL encryption tool that affected more than half a million websites. Also this spring, TrueCrypt unexpectedly shut down, citing “unfixed security issues” on its SourceForge page, and a critical bug in Linux, GnuTLS, was finally exposed after having been undiscovered for more than 10 years.

Read full article at CSO.