Article: Improving Open-source Software Security for Java Developers

Open Source, Software

Improving Open-source Software Security for Java Developers

Whether it be next-generation supply chain attacks like the Codecov incident or social engineering attempts to deliberately introduce vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel code, threats against developers are consistently evolving and come from least expected places.

The introduction of vulnerable code in an upstream repository or a published release – whether intentional or not, can threaten the security of the wider software supply chain, especially for open-source components that are trusted and consumed by thousands.

Therefore, introducing automatic pre-flight security checks before a component enters the distribution stage can help spread awareness among software publishers and highlight insights that might have otherwise been missed.

Bringing awareness to security issues lurking in applications in this way safeguards the wider software supply chain from known bugs and vulnerable dependencies.

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Article: Filecoin Integrates With Chainlink, Aims to Assist Web 3.0 Developers

Blockchain, Web 3.0

Filecoin integrates with Chainlink, aims to assist Web 3.0 Developers - TCRFilecoin Integrates With Chainlink, Aims to Assist Web 3.0 Developers

The collaboration will prove to be beneficial for the smart contract developers. They will get hold of an entire Web 3.0 infrastructure hoard consisting of blockchains designed for on-chain logic and state transformations, Chainlink oracles aimed at off-chain transmission and computation, and Filecoin centralized for decentralized storage and data solutions.

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Article: Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Definition

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Definition

In its most simple form, decentralized finance is a concept where financial products are available on a public decentralized blockchain network making them open to anyone to use rather than going through a middleman like banks or brokerages. Unlike a bank or brokerage account, a government-issued ID, social security number, or proof of address are not necessary to use DeFi. More specifically, DeFi refers to a system where software written on blockchains makes it possible for buyers and sellers and lenders and borrowers to interact peer to peer or with a strictly software-based middleman rather than a company or institution facilitating a transaction.

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