OSTIF has Received Another Contribution from DuckDuckGo

Duckduckgo, the privacy search engine, has contributed to OSTIF for a second time by donating $25,000 USD. Their site that tracks their charitable donations Spread Privacy has the official announcement. These funds are not allocated to any specific project, which helps OSTIF tremendously by allowing us to spend resources on…

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Read more about the article OSTIF in 2019 – What to Expect
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OSTIF in 2019 – What to Expect

It has been a while since we have done a round of updates on what we are working on. We have a number of projects that are currently active and more starting up. Throughout 2019 we expect to finish more than twice as many total projects and to continue with…

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Read more about the article 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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Our Review of the OpenSSL 1.1.1 Random Number Generation Update

We have completed the security review of the new Pseudorandom Number Generator (PRNG) for OpenSSL1.1.1. This security review was sponsored by Private Internet Access, ExpressVPN, DuckDuckGo, OpenVPN, and the privacy community. Random number generation is a crucial component in all cryptography, because the “randomness” of numbers is the mechanism that makes secret numbers hard to guess. Problems…

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