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New Database Tracks Open-Source Security Threats

The collaborators concentrated at first on establishing a core group of project organizers, creating the technical infrastructure to collect and validate vulnerability data, and building a team of contributors to generate the open-source vulnerability records. Two years in the making, the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) this week debuted online, providing the public with a constantly updated catalog of the Internet’s ever-changing security vulnerabilities. The project is sponsored by Digital Defense and Winterforce and is available at osvdb.org. The open-source vulnerability project was launched in 2002 following a realization in the security community that no independent, community-operated vulnerability database existed. “There were, and still are, numerous vulnerability databases,” said a statement on the osvdb.org site, which went live March 31st. Full Story

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