The most popular free 3D modelling software for free is free, according to the Australian Financial Journal, and a new study has found it has the potential to make the digital world more secure.
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The findings show that 3D modelers are already playing an important role in the global security landscape, and this can be made even more significant with the recent adoption of cloud-based 3D-printing services by major companies.
“These services have the potential for making the digital security landscape safer for users, businesses and society,” said Professor Jonathan Lutz of the University of Technology Sydney.
“As companies embrace cloud-hosted 3D models, they’re able to deliver their products faster, with fewer risks of cyberattacks, and the results are better security than using proprietary solutions.”
The study also looked at the benefits of open source 3D printing software, and found that the open source software was far more secure than proprietary 3D printers.
“Our study shows that open source platforms, such as Free3d and the Open Source 3D Printers Project, can significantly reduce the risks of security compromise by reducing the risk of third-party vulnerabilities in the software,” Professor Lutz said.
“Our results suggest that a better understanding of the security of these platforms can lead to a more secure and efficient approach to 3D printer deployment and manufacturing.”
The new study found that, on average, free 3d modeling services were more secure against hacking than the standard commercial 3D 3D toolchain.
The research was led by Professor Lutks research group and supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Australian National University, and National Australia Bank.
Read the full article from the AustralianFinancialJournal.com.au.
Originally published as Free 3D Modeling Software has potential to reduce cyberthreats article