Lifewire: The Samsung Hack Could Still Put You at Risk
An excerpt from the Lifewire article, ‘The Samsung Hack Could Still Put You at Risk’
“While every software program and every device contain some vulnerabilities, the process of finding these bugs can be extremely time-consuming and difficult,” said Brian Contos, 25-year cybersecurity veteran and Chief Security Officer of Phosphorus Cybersecurity, in an email to Lifewire. “But if you have access to the full source code, it makes the process substantially easier.”
Hackers have been finding and taking advantage of security vulnerabilities for as long as computers have existed, but it takes time and effort. In this situation, Samsung’s source code could be used as a sort of road map or blueprint that all but eliminates the need to search for weaknesses in the first place.