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Apple to Attend White House Meeting to Discuss Security Risks of Open-Source Software


Thursday January 13, 2022 5:10 am PST by Sami Fathi

Apple can be amongst a number of U.S. tech giants to attend a gathering on the White House at this time to talk about cybersecurity and potential safety threats posed by open-source software program, Reuters reviews.

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The assembly can be held by U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and can give attention to “concerns around the security of open-source software and how it can be improved.” The assembly was prompted by issues round a safety vulnerability present in open-source software program Log4j.

The vulnerability, which posed a menace to organizations that use Log4j all over the world, allowed hackers to management a system and remotely execute malicious code.

According to Sullivan, open-source software program akin to Log4j presents a “key national security concern” as it’s typically used and maintained by volunteers. Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, and Oracle are additionally anticipated to attend the assembly.

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