Number of open source vulnerabilities surged in 2019

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The number of disclosed open source software vulnerabilities in 2019 reached over 6000, up from just over 4,000 in 2018, a new WhiteSource report says.“This can be attributed to the rise in awareness to open source security following the widespread adoption of open source components and the massive growth of the open source community over the past few years, along with the media attention directed at recent data breaches,” the company noted.

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