TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit

Source code review is a hugely important part of information security. Source code review also protects the public by allowing researchers to discover deficiencies in code that may cause public harm (such as autonomous cars, power grids, or even emissions control systems). This is part of why I have been a proponent of open source for so long: when source code is locked down, it becomes less safe by default because no one is allowed to challenge it.

Multiple recent reports on serious security vulnerabilities in cable modems and routers paint a dire picture of the state of security of the devices that millions of users depend upon to connect to the Internet.

Source: TPP Threatens Security and Safety by Locking Down U.S. Policy on Source Code Audit | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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