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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article Stop the Spies – OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraiser
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Stop the Spies – OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraiser

UPDATE: We are now 81% funded! Keep spreading the word! Matched donations by DuckDuckGo on Crowdrise here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/ostif1/ostif Ways to contribute for FREE: https://ostif.org/how-to-contribute-to-ostif-for-free/ Donate using a huge number of options here: https://ostif.org/donate What are we working on? OpenSSL powers everything. 70% of the top million websites use OpenSSL to provide encryption…

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Read more about the article OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraiser – 2nd Round of Funding
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OpenSSL 1.1.1 Fundraiser – 2nd Round of Funding

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…

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Read more about the article OSTIF Financial Report for FY2017
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OSTIF Financial Report for FY2017

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…

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Read more about the article OSTIF is Working with Monero Research Lab on Bulletproofs
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OSTIF is Working with Monero Research Lab on Bulletproofs

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…

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Read more about the article OSTIF in 2018 – Our Plans for the Future
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OSTIF in 2018 – Our Plans for the Future

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…

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