We are Working with the Monero Community for Multiple Audits of RandomX

The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund is working with the Monero community to fund at least two (and probably three) audits of Monero RandomX. What is RandomX? RandomX is a project that implements a dynamic proof of work algorithm. The aim of an algorithm that changes is to make it…

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The OSTIF and Quarkslab Audit of OpenSSL is Complete

We would like to thank our sponsors Private Internet Access and DuckDuckGo for helping to fund this security review, as well as all of our  donors and individual supporters. This crucial work doesn’t happen without support from the community. The quick and dirty: OpenSSL version 1.1.1 was evaluated with special foci on new TLS…

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The OpenVPN 2.4.0 Audit by OSTIF and QuarksLab Results

OpenVPN 2.4.0, the NDIS6 TAP Driver for Windows, the Windows GUI, and Linux versions were evaluated. This release included a number of new features including control channel encryption. QuarksLab found: 1 Critical/High Vulnerability CVE-2017-7478 1 Medium Vulnerability CVE-2017-7479 5 Low or Informational Vulnerabilities / Concerns This public disclosure of these vulnerabilities coincides with the release of OpenVPN 2.4.2 which fixes…

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The Audit of OpenVPN is Complete

The Audit of OpenVPN is Complete We have confirmed with QuarksLab that the security review of OpenVPN 2.4.0 is complete, and that they are now documenting the results. The process will then proceed as follows: QuarksLab will securely give these results to the OpenVPN security team on April 7th. The…

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The OpenVPN Audit Begins February 15th 2017

The OpenVPN Audit Begins February 15th 2017 The OpenVPN audit is going to be carried out as planned by QuarksLab's Gabriel Campana and Jean-Baptiste Bedrune on February 15th 2017. There will be 90 man-days of work completed throughout this audit and it will take approximately 45 days to complete. During this…

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The OpenVPN Fundraiser Has Hit It’s Goal – Work On The Audit Begins

The OpenVPN Fundraiser Has Hit It's Goal - Work On The Audit Begins We are delighted to announce that the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund has surpassed it's target goal of $71,000 USD with two weeks of fundraising to spare! We are continuing to seek donations until fundraising officially ends…

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More OpenVPN Updates!

Progress! Goals! Collaboration! We are reporting in with more progress updates on our fundraising, more specifics on our goals, and some positive news about collaboration. Fundraising: We have secured substantially more funding over the last few days, increasing our total cash raised to $41000. This places us at about 60%…

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OpenVPN Audit Updates – News – And More!

Fundraising Is Going Well, Progress Is Fast! We have had a lot of early success with our OpenVPN fundraiser, and the community response to the project has been tremendous with privacy advocates, VPN review sites, and VPN providers coming together to raise over $34,000 USD over the last two weeks.…

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OSTIF is Beginning a Fundraiser for OpenVPN – Let’s Get it Audited!

OSTIF is Beginning a Fundraiser for OpenVPN - Let's Get it Audited! Edit: Updates about the progress of this fundraiser are here: https://ostif.org/openvpn-audit-updates-news-and-more/ Today marks the first day of our OpenVPN fundraiser. We are asking for your support to get one of the most widely used networking applications in the world…

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