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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OSTIF is working with the Open Source Security Foundation on Symfony

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OSTIF has been working with the Open Source Security Foundation's Securing Critical Projects working group to help identify critical pieces of infrastructure that require focused security attention. Symfony, a widely used PHP framework has consistently been near the top of multiple reports, underscoring the criticality of the project to the…

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Google is partnering with Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Inc to sponsor security reviews of critical open source software

Announcement:  Google is partnering with Open Source Technology Improvement Fund, Inc to sponsor security reviews of critical open source software.  OSTIF is elated to announce that we are planning to improve security of eight open-source projects thanks to support from the Google Open Source Security Team. This marks a major…

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A Review of the Linux Kernel’s Vulnerability Reporting and Remediation

The Linux Foundation has sponsored a review of the Linux Kernel's practices and policies around how security vulnerabilities are reported to the kernel team, how those reports are processed and addressed, and how those vulnerabilities are disclosed to the public. OSTIF, working with the team at Atredis Partners and a…

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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 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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