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
Welcome to Private Internet Access for Becoming our First Platinum Sponsor!
We are welcoming Private Internet Access to the OSTIF family, as they have became our first platinum sponsors. Their commitment to free and open software has been tremendous, first funding two OpenVPN code review projects and now the OpenSSL 1.1.1 project and OSTIF as
Security researcher Guido Vranken has had the honor of being our first bug bounty payout totaling $5000 USD for his work on fuzzing OpenVPN 2.4.2 and finding a variety of memsafe and error handling flaws, responsibly disclosing them, and working with OSTIF and the OpenVPN security team to integrate his custom code into the
The OpenSSL 1.1.1 Audit Fundraising has Begun!
What are we doing?
Like our other fundraisers, OSTIF is reaching out to the public to fund a thorough and open audit of OpenSSL 1.1.1. This particular version is important because OpenSSL 1.1.1 introduces significant pieces of new code to implement the new TLS 1.3 standard.
Millions of websites (including
We have set up the infrastructure to enable donations via Monero.
Monero is a fully open-source and decentralized cryptocurrency that improves on the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin through obfuscation technologies like RingCT and is currently working on an i2p based routing system to further privatize transactions, called Kovri.
The Monero project has been instrumental in improving
The OSTIF Bug Bounty Program has Officially Begun
We are proud to announce that the pilot program for OSTIF bug bounties has started. This means that researchers around the world can now find application and security flaws in OpenVPN and VeraCrypt for monetary and career-building rewards.
The maximum award for OpenVPN and VeraCrypt is a $5000
We have just posted our Windows 7 hidden operating system guide on YouTube here:
In this guide, we show you how to create a VeraCrypt Windows 7 hidden operating system. This enables you to hide your operating system within an encrypted partition, creating data assurance for your OS and maximum privacy.
VeraCrypt is powerful, free, open-source