Open source software security vulnerabilities exist for over four years before detection

It can take an average of over four years for vulnerabilities in open source software to be spotted, an area in the security community that needs to be addressed, researchers say. 

According to GitHub’s annual State of the Octoverse report, published on Wednesday, reliance on open source projects, components, and libraries is more common than ever. 

Over the course of 2020, GitHub tallied over 56 million developers on the platform, with over 60 million new repositories being created — and over 1.9 billion contributions added — over the course of the year. 

“You would be hard-pressed to find a scenario where your data does not pass through at least one open source component,” GitHub says. “Many of the services and technology we all rely on, from banking to healthcare, also rely on open source software. The artifacts of open source code serve as critical infrastructure for much of the global

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Computer experts knew about glitch which led to convictions 20 years ago, says judge

Tracy Felstead, left , from Telford, and Rubbina Shaheen, right, from Worthen, near Shrewsbury, have both had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal

In a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions, High Court judge Mr Justice Fraser said that expert witnesses who gave evidence at criminal trials were aware of problems with the Horizon system, but failed to disclose them.

The Metropolitan Police force has now launched a criminal investigation into evidence given by former Fujitsu staff Gareth Jenkins and Anne Chambers during previous trials.

Last month it emerged that four former post office workers from the West Midlands, who were jailed because of shortfalls caused by a bug in the Horizon system, will now have their convictions quashed.

Rubbina Shaheen, 55, from Shrewsbury, Tracy Felstead, 38, from Telford, Neelam Hussain, 32, who kept a post office in West Bromwich, and Carl Page 54, who kept a

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‘The Call’ teases an intense thriller spanning 20 years with Park Shin-Hye and Jun Jong-Seo

After moving to an old family home, Seo-yeon (Park Shin-hye) receives a call from a stranger called Young-sook (Jun Jong-seo). Seo-yeon learns Young-sook lived in this same house 20 years ago, and they become friends. As they call each other, Seo-yeon and Young-sook make risky choices that could change each other’s lives drastically.

The trailer for mystery thriller The Call centers on how a simple phone call can change the course of time and the lives of two women.

Living in 2019, Seo-yeon (Park Shin-hye) returns to her family home after a long time and connects the landline phone. After receiving a call from a stranger named Young-sook, Seo-yeon realizes that Young-sook is living in the same house, but 20 years ago. They decide to try to change their lives which leads to unexpected consequences.

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Seo-yeon warns Young-sook that she might die, and this results in

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Trudeau promises to connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed internet in the next few years

The Liberal government is promising to spend more than a billion dollars to connect most Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026.

The announcement comes as more Canadians find themselves living online while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday his plan to launch the $1.75-billion universal broadband fund to build infrastructure across the country, mainly in rural and remote communities. One billion of that was previously announced in the 2019 federal budget.

The prime minister said the government has also reached a $600-million agreement with Telesat for satellite capacity to improve broadband in remote areas and in the North.

“Today’s investment puts us on track to get 98 per cent of Canadians connected to high-speed internet in the next few years, and everyone connected a few years after that,” he said during a briefing in Ottawa. 

“These are ambitious targets, and we’re ready to

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Where Will Netflix Be In 10 Years?

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) helped usher in a new era of entertainment with streaming over the last 10 years, and the growth it has experienced has led to massive returns for investors.

The thing is that it is still a relatively young company. It debuted its first original series in 2013 with House of Cards, and it continues to experience growth internationally. While returns may not be quite as high as the last 10 years, there are several reasons why Netflix stock should still outperform over the next decade.

Growing internet access

One trend that should benefit Netflix long term is increasing internet ubiquity. While the limitation of broadband internet access is an obstacle for Netflix internationally, a white paper from Cisco Systems estimates that internet access will expand by an additional 1.4 billion people between 2018 and 2023, bringing total internet users around the world to 5.3 billion. The number of

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Peloton CEO says bike resale and rental program is years away

  • Despite excitement over a forthcoming Peloton resale and rental program, CEO John Foley said it is “quarters if not years away” from being a viable revenue stream for the company given a lack of inventory. 
  • According to Peloton, members are opting to keep their original bikes rather than trading them in for a credit when purchasing the new Bike+ model. 
  • “We found that a disproportionate number of existing members decided to keep their original bike and buy a Bike+, whether they used the original bike in their second home or gave it to their college-aged daughter or son,” Foley said.
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Fitness buffs and investors alike have been abuzz over a forthcoming Peloton resale and rental program. But the fitness company is now warning enthusiasts not to expect the initiative to launch anytime soon.

According to Peloton CEO John Foley, the company has been

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These 50 Swoon-Worthy Jobs Didn’t Exist 15 Years Ago

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$50 Billion, 5 Years, Our 5G Network

5G is going to be the foundation for global growth, business productivity, business creation, and economic inclusion over the next 10 years. The 5G ecosystem will be an $8 trillion business by 2030. It will drive a new era of productivity growth – including by engaging the urban and rural disenfranchised, as we create a continent-wide backbone 5G network. We simply require a decision – now, by the next Administration – to invest $50 billion over the next five years, so that we have a fully functioning 5G network by 2025.   

Take the example of smart vehicles (cars and trucks), and the transfer of control from people’s minds to our roadway network: given that 5G services are as much as 100 times faster than 4G, and that latencies of 1-5 milliseconds are much quicker (human reaction time is 200 milliseconds, and 4G is

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Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province.

Doug Ford et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an additional $680M for internet and cellular service across Ontario during a visit to Minden on Wednesday.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an additional $680M for internet and cellular service across Ontario during a visit to Minden on Wednesday.

In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019 to support the province’s “Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan.”

“Reliable, high-speed internet is no longer a luxury, it is necessary for everyday life,” said Ford. “It allows people to bank, shop, learn to get their news or watch their favourite movies and we take that for granted.”

Read more: EORN to propose billion dollar rural broadband internet expansion

Ford says providing high-speed internet to communities like Minden, about 100 kilometres north of

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$1B Bitcoin Linked To FBI-Seized Darknet Market Silk Road Is On The Move After 5 Years: Report

Nearly $1 billion worth of bitcoins connected to the illegal darknet website “Silk Road” are on the move, according to blockchain tracker Elliptic, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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What Happened: 69,369 bitcoins were moved out of a wallet linked to the Ross William Ulbricht-run website that once facilitated the sale of drugs and access to services like murder-for-hire, Bloomberg reported.

It is not clear if the funds are being moved by the owner of Silk Road, law enforcement, or a vendor, Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic told Bloomberg.

“I’d say I’m about 60% confident that these funds are from the Silk Road at the moment— I’m not certain about it,” Robinson said.

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