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 time period, we will work with
After our successful fundraiser for OpenVPN, we are now moving forward with getting shirts for our supporters printed and shipped out. You can see the designs here.
We have sent emails out to our individual contributors that have made qualifying donations already. Check your emails! Some of you donated through anonymous methods where we could not
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 on January 1st.
Our community: A
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.
We have secured substantially more funding over the last few days, increasing our total cash raised to $41000. This places us at about 60% of our $71000 goal! We have had
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. We think we are on
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 audited.
How you can support this effort:
These are the words that I, Derek Zimmer, and possibly someone else will describe you as when you are wearing our new OSTIF t-shirts!
The design is a black shirt with the white OSTIF.org logo on the front, and the back is a negative of Snowden Document 20320108. This is the document that showed that
The QuarksLab audit of VeraCrypt has been completed, and this is the public release of the results.
The quick and dirty:
VeraCrypt 1.18 and its bootloaders were evaluated. This release included a number of new features including non-western developed encryption options, a boot loader that supports UEFI (modern BIOSes), and more.
8 Critical Vulnerabilities
3 Medium Vulnerabilities
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 Privilege vulnerability is a serious
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 change the world through secure,