OpenSSL 1.1.1 Audit Fundraising

Updated Apr 26, 2018

Around this time last year, I helped the OSTIF spread the word about a fundraiser for an audit of OpenVPN, a critical tool for our privacy.  This year, they are going above and beyond the scope of last year’s successful drive, and are now beginning to fundraise to audit an even MORE fundamental software toolkit – affecting not just our VPNs – but almost everything that uses encryption online – OpenSSL.

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OpenVPN 2.4 Audit Fundraising

Written Nov 21, 2016

Free (as in freedom) and open source software projects are one of the modern keystones of our privacy. The reason being lies in such projects’ transparent and verifiable nature.  Software projects that open themselves up allow users and security firms to perform audits and reviews of the source code and algorithms used.  In this way, vital transparency is provided which helps these projects stay as accountable (and untampered with by outside forces) as possible.

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