The OSTIF and QuarksLab Audit of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete - Critical Bug Patched
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The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Monero Research Lab, QuarksLab, and the Monero community have come together to sponsor in-depth research looking into Monero Bulletproofs. The audit was funded by Monero community donations, with coordination and exchange support
The Kudelski Security review of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete - Here are the Results!
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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
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 project.
What this means for OSTIF:
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What are we working on?
OpenSSL powers everything. 70% of the top million websites use OpenSSL to provide encryption services to their visitors and to encrypt user information.
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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 intended to inform our donors and
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 reduce transaction sizes for Monero,
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
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
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