We are Raising Money to Audit Unbound DNS

We have just completed our review of OpenSSL 1.1.1 with QuarksLab, and we are moving on to our next big project, Unbound DNS! What is Unbound and Why is it Important? One of the core functions of the internet is domain name resolution. This means that when you type in…

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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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OSTIF is Partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne for Bug Bounties!

OSTIF is Partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne for Bug Bounties! The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund will be partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne in a partnership that will get our supported projects listed on HackerOne with no overhead costs! HackerOne is the de-facto site…

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OSTIF in 2019 – What to Expect
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OSTIF in 2019 – What to Expect

It has been a while since we have done a round of updates on what we are working on. We have a number of projects that are currently active and more starting up. Throughout 2019 we expect to finish more than twice as many total projects and to continue with…

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The OSTIF and QuarksLab Audit of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete – Critical Bug Patched
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The OSTIF and QuarksLab Audit of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete – Critical Bug Patched

Bulletproofs are a specific type of range proof based on new cryptography by Benedikt Bunz et al. Bulletproofs are a trustless proofs setup that are substantially smaller than the current Borromean style range proofs that were previously used, which reduces the size of Monero transactions by 80-90%. Monero’s latest network update,…

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Our Review of the OpenSSL 1.1.1 Random Number Generation Update

We have completed the security review of the new Pseudorandom Number Generator (PRNG) for OpenSSL1.1.1. This security review was sponsored by Private Internet Access, ExpressVPN, DuckDuckGo, OpenVPN, and the privacy community. Random number generation is a crucial component in all cryptography, because the “randomness” of numbers is the mechanism that makes secret numbers hard to guess. Problems…

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The QuarksLab and Kudelski Security audits of Monero Bulletproofs are Complete

Kudelski Security has done a review of Monero Bulletproofs, a specific type of range proof based on new cryptography by Benedikt Bunz et al. Bulletproofs is a trustless proofs setup that is substantially smaller than the current Borromean style range proofs that are currently used, promising to make Monero transactions 10-20%…

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OSTIF is Registered and Verified on Benevity
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OSTIF is Registered and Verified on Benevity

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OSTIF is Registered and Verified on Benevity Benevity is a charity donation platform that allows employees at participating companies to directly donate to causes that they support. Hundreds of large companies use Benevity to help their employees with charitable giving. (Google, Apple, Microsoft, ADP, Prudential, Samsung, and many others) Our…

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OSTIF CEO Derek Zimmer has left VikingVPN to join London Trust Media
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OSTIF CEO Derek Zimmer has left VikingVPN to join London Trust Media

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…

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OpenSSL and Monero Bulletproofs Audits are Underway!
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OpenSSL and Monero Bulletproofs Audits are Underway!

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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…

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