OSTIF + QuarksLab Audit of VeraCrypt Completed - Phase II Begins
The audit of VeraCrypt has been completed, and the final report is being created over the coming days. The VeraCrypt developers have the preliminary results and we are working with both VeraCrypt and QuarksLab on the timetable for releasing results.
Why aren't results released immediately?
OSTIF, QuarksLab, and VeraCrypt E-mails are Being Intercepted
As we have began the process of staging our audit, we have set up PGP encrypted communications between OSTIF, QuarksLab, and the lead developer of the VeraCrypt project. In these communications we have discussed vulnerability information, processes and procedures for reporting findings, and exchanged confidential information about
OSTIF is proud to announce that we have come to an agreement to fully fund an audit of VeraCrypt. Using funds that were donated by DuckDuckGo and VikingVPN, we plan to hire QuarksLab to go over the code and search for vulnerabilities and backdoors.
VeraCrypt is a crucial piece of open-source software that can encrypt
We are proud to announce the addition of a new member of our team! Samara Renovato is joining us to help manage our PR and Social Media operations. She is a student at the University of Chicago studying Psychology. With a new focus on how people interact with one another in the contemporary digital
OSTIF Transparency - We are opening up our books
Edit: Our public books were last updated on 9/16/2016
In an effort to increase our transparency about where money in our organization goes, we are opening up our books to scrutiny by the public. You can see how our money is spent and when. We invite any
The Haystack - Four Woman Journalists Explore the Scope, Legality, and Ethical Pitfalls of Mass Surveillance.
What is mass surveillance? How do investigative powers of governments differ today from thirty years ago? How intrusive are these powers? Are these powers legal within the constitutions of their respective countries? Who decides when these surveillance powers can
DuckDuckGo, the privacy search engine that does not track its users, has made a $25,000 contribution to the OSTIF, with the funds earmarked for the VeraCrypt project. These funds will be instrumental in supporting our goals of strengthening VeraCrypt and will directly assist the project in moving forward.
DuckDuckGo's business model is significantly different from
It has been a while since we have told you all what we are up to. We have a number of news items to cover in the coming weeks, including updates to our transparency, bringing on additional staff, development of guide videos for all of our supported software applications on YouTube, work we are
The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund is now a Tax-Exempt Charity
Today we received official word from the US Department of the Treasury, that our application for 501c3 non-profit status has been accepted. This means that we are now exempt from being taxed as a corporation in the United States, and that people from the
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 the effort and got