08 Aug '17, 10am

Security Scan Checks Binary Open Source - EE Times

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Korean startup launched an online service that uses a novel approach to scan open source code for known security flaws. Insignary, Inc. let’s users scan files of up to 5 Mbytes for free on its Web site but charges for larger files and more detailed reports. The code looks for function and variable names and other constants that don’t vary among different compilations of a program. After identifying programs it checks open source repositories for known security flaws. The company maintains a database compiled from hundreds of thousands of open source repositories its searches. It uses a free U.S. Homeland Security database and a licensed repository to check for published security flaws. A variety of tools help OEMs manage open source licenses and check security, but only work on source code, not binary files. Others have tools that identify binary progr...

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