We are Raising Money to Audit Unbound DNS

We have just completed our review of OpenSSL 1.1.1 with QuarksLab, and we are moving on to our next big project, Unbound DNS! What is Unbound and Why is it Important? One of the core functions of the internet is domain name resolution. This means that when you type in…

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The OSTIF and Quarkslab Audit of OpenSSL is Complete

We would like to thank our sponsors Private Internet Access and DuckDuckGo for helping to fund this security review, as well as all of our  donors and individual supporters. This crucial work doesn’t happen without support from the community. The quick and dirty: OpenSSL version 1.1.1 was evaluated with special foci on new TLS…

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OSTIF is Partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne for Bug Bounties!

OSTIF is Partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne for Bug Bounties! The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund will be partnering with the Internet Bug Bounty and HackerOne in a partnership that will get our supported projects listed on HackerOne with no overhead costs! HackerOne is the de-facto site…

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The OSTIF and QuarksLab Audit of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete – Critical Bug Patched
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The OSTIF and QuarksLab Audit of Monero Bulletproofs is Complete – Critical Bug Patched

Bulletproofs are a specific type of range proof based on new cryptography by Benedikt Bunz et al. Bulletproofs are a trustless proofs setup that are substantially smaller than the current Borromean style range proofs that were previously used, which reduces the size of Monero transactions by 80-90%. Monero’s latest network update,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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