OSTIF CEO Derek Zimmer has left VikingVPN to join London Trust Media
The founder of OSTIF has a new day job, working for London Trust Media as the Vice President of Marketing and Strategy.
This offer was made after years of working together with Private Internet Access on the OSTIF project.
What this means for OSTIF:
OpenSSL and Monero Bulletproofs Audits are Underway!
We have confirmed that QuarksLab has began the work of reviewing OpenSSL 1.1.1 (the current beta version that implements TLS 1.3, a huge cryptography update.) They are currently working on TLS 1.3 and the updated random number generator to search for biases or other flaws.
QuarksLab is also currently
UPDATE: We are now 81% funded! Keep spreading the word!
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Ways to contribute for FREE: https://ostif.org/how-to-contribute-to-ostif-for-free/
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What are we working on?
OpenSSL powers everything. 70% of the top million websites use OpenSSL to provide encryption services to their visitors and to encrypt user information.
Double Your Donations With CrowdRise
Today, we begin our second round of funding in partnership with DuckDuckGo, who will be matching Crowdrise donations for the next four weeks!
You can view the Crowdrise campaign and donate here to have your donation matched (doubled): https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ostif1/
OpenSSL 1.1.1 Project Changes
We have made changes to the proposed OpenSSL project to
2017 Financial Report for the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Inc.
In 2017 OSTIF experienced substantial growth, and expanded our reach to multiple new areas of computing and software safety. We conducted an audit of OpenVPN 2.4.0 in partnership with QuarksLab and launched our bug bounty program.
This document is intended to inform our donors and
OSTIF is Working with Monero Research Lab on Bulletproofs
We are happy to announce that we have been working with the Monero project to help them locate auditing resources for Bulletproofs. This code review is to evaluate the safety of the implementation of Bulletproofs into Monero, which promises to dramatically reduce transaction sizes for Monero,
OSTIF in 2018 - Our Plans for the Future
2017 was a wild ride, with OSTIF raising roughly double the funds that we did the year prior. We've learned a lot along the way, and are working hard to get even more done in 2018. These plans include widening support to more apps, building stronger
November 19th OpenSSL Fundraiser Updates - Progress and Thank Yous
Our work fundraising for the massive OpenSSL 1.1.1 project continues. Our project is now up to hundreds of backers and dozens of companies and organizations.
I would like to thank OpenVPN Technologies for their continued support (they have donated an additonal $5000), and our new big
OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraising Progress
(This post will be updated regularly as we gain more sponsors and progress toward our total goal.)
We are happy to announce that we have raised 36% of the money needed to audit OpenSSL 1.1.1 with three weeks of fundraising completed. We expect to meet our goal by years-end if progress continues
The OSTIF Public Books Have Been Updated - October 2017
We have updated our 2017 Books to current, and they can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OqWBlNwk5be2c74cRlmYOdhLWPeCjCBAALxYCdMwIaM
Highlights since the last major update of the books:
-Private Internet Access has become our first Platinum Sponsor. This means that they have committed to contributing $120,000 USD per year, and will