Picture this: A user on your network casually explores the internet and scrolls through a website’s comment section. However, a lurking threat known as cross-site scripting (XSS) is poised to exploit vulnerabilities and steal their session cookies, which includes sensitive data such as their logon credentials. But how does this nefarious scheme unfold, and what other open-source vulnerabilities could be exploited in the process?
One of the top security concerns we hear from technology leaders is about the security of open source software (OSS) and cloud software development. An open source vulnerability scanner (for scanning OSS) helps you discover risk in the third-party code you use. However, just because a solution scans open source does not mean you are ultimately reducing security risk with it.