Companies that use open source tools will need to perform daily, rather than occasional, security checks this year.
Early in 2019, the EU offered $1 million in bug bounties—rewards for hackers that identify vulnerabilities and report them to the affected organization—for open source software.
Why? OpenSSL bugs like Heartbleed caught the government’s attention. In 2017, a data scientist revealed a new kind of malware capable of infecting an open A.I. system like OpenAI Gym, which is Elon Musk’s open-source toolkit for machine learning algorithms. It’s just one example of a booming market for malicious tools that exploit vulnerabilities in open source applications and software.
As the A.I. ecosystem grows to incorporate more open source code and community-built tools, it will be especially important to spot problems in advance.
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