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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday June 18 2017, @06:57AM   Printer-friendly
from the token-effort dept.

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

We are all aware of the risks introduced by good old third party code. Where would we be without it? Apparently not very far. It is estimated that between 30 to 70 percent of code comes from 3rd party applications. This is why we patch up old libraries and update open source packages.

While the risks of 3rd party code are well known, the risks of using 3rd party containers are more obscure. In this article I will discuss one such risk: the introduction of 3rd party secrets; and look at examples from public registries.

To get a taste of the prevalence of such secrets, we scanned the top 1,000 most popular container images found on public registries. We were not only looking for default passwords, but mostly for less obvious examples of secrets. We selected only the latest images, from the top starred public repositories. What we found convinced us that the risk is very real, as 67% of images had at least one form of a secret.

Source: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/06/16/trust-container-images/


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 18 2017, @07:22AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 18 2017, @07:22AM (#527387)

    We're in the age of the get-girls-coding Script Kiddies; nobody knows restraint anymore; nobody knows what it means to work within well-specified, hard limits—I suspect "bare-bones" is rapidly falling out of the collective lexicon.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 18 2017, @04:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 18 2017, @04:01PM (#527499)

    That has been going ons since the dawn of computers. Take your political tripe somewhere else.

  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday June 18 2017, @04:56PM (2 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday June 18 2017, @04:56PM (#527522) Journal

    Have you forgotten who did most of the computer work early on? Coding only became a mens' field in the early 80s after home computers became more or less expensive toys.

    ...oh who am I kidding, you were probably born during the Dubya years...

    --
    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @02:14AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @02:14AM (#527688)

      Try again.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @03:36PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 19 2017, @03:36PM (#527962)

      > Have you forgotten who did most of the computer work early on?

      That did anything remotely close to programming? Not women.