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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MySQL 0-day Vulnerability Underscores the Need for OSTIF

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On September 12th of this month, MySQL, the #1 database software in the world, suffered a 0-day exposure of a bug of the worst kind. It allows an authenticated remote attacker to take full control of any server running the software, regardless of the user's privileges in the database. This Escalation of…

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OSTIF is Officially Applying for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change Grant

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The MacArthur Foundation has started a new competition for a large grant called 100 & Change. This grant gives the winner $100,000,000 USD with the aim of solving a real world problem. The OSTIF has officially registered for the contest, and we believe we have are in a position to…

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Kickstarter Lessons and Our Fundraising Future

Our KickStarter has just ended and we have learned a lot about how to raise money for our supported projects. We faced a number of challenges that were difficult to overcome in the short window that we had while the KickStarter was live. We have extensively evaluated every aspect of…

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KickStarter Project Submitted for Final Approval

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We have just submitted our KickStarter project for final approval. We will hear back in 24-48 hours on final approval and be ready for launch! We are uploading videos to YouTube, reaching out to privacy companies, and gearing up to make waves in the privacy community! Spread the word, donate…

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Our KickStarter Project Image!

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We are revealing our KickStarter project image. This is the image that you will first see for us on the site when the campaign begins! Credit goes to Zach Graves for creating the image.

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Kickstarter Financial Goals Revealed

We are releasing our final goals for the OSTIF Kickstarter project. This includes four sets of goals, from our primary goals to three sets of stretch goals should we exceed funding for our primary goal. The figures we have reached are based on multiple price quotes for services from companies…

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Kickstarter Rewards Revealed

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We have agreed upon our rewards that we will be offering for Kickstarter to donors that support our cause. We've tried to balance giving our donors well deserved recognition and rewards with keeping the overhead for the donation drive down. The (tentative) rewards will be as follows: Donate up to…

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The March Toward Kickstarter Continues

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A series of updates on what we have been up to! We continue to negotiate the terms of bug bounty agreements with our supported projects. A special thank you to Matt Caswell of OpenSSL, Samuli Seppänen of OpenVPN, and Mounir Idrassi of VeraCrypt for our ongoing dialogue. The website will…

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