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  • Open-Source Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

    Open-Source Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

    In March, a software bug threatened to derail large swaths of the web. XZ utils, an open-source compression tool embedded in myriad software products and operating systems, was found to have been implanted with a backdoor. The backdoor—a surreptitious entry point into the software—would have allowed a person with the requisite code to hijack the…