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Following Discovery Of Heartbleed Bug, OpenSSL Will Undergo Security Audit

Funding from the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative arm will also add two full-time engineers to the open-source security project.

Following Discovery Of Heartbleed Bug, OpenSSL Will Undergo Security Audit
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The Linux Foundation announced Thursday that it will distribute funding from new backers to perform a security audit on OpenSSL’s code base and add two full-time core engineers to the open-source security project. Last month, security researchers discovered a catastrophic two-year-old bug called Heartbleed in the encryption protocol that affected two-thirds of the Internet’s websites.

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The Core Infrastructure Initiative, an arm of the Linux Foundation focused on funding open-source projects, received new funding from Adobe, Bloomberg, HP, Huawei, and Salesforce. They will join CII’s board as founding members with a commitment of at least $100,000 for three years. This new funding will allow the Open Crypto Audit Project to conduct OpenSSL’s security audit. Other projects to receive funding include Network Time Protocol and OpenSSH.

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Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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