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The open-source OpenSSL project has released an updated version of its software, 1.1.1k, to fix two vulnerabilities, the severity of both of which has been described as "high".

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The release of version 2.0.0 by the OpenZFS project has some crowing as though some revolutionary new software, which will bring benefits to world+dog, has landed.

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The head of the OpenBSD project, Theo de Raadt, has warned that more flaws related to speculative execution in Intel CPUs are likely to be found and that the two vulnerabilities found by Intel, as a result of examining the Foreshadow bug — found by two independent teams — are cause for much worry.

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Processor giant Intel says that a new vulnerability in its CPUs, known as TLBleed, is not caused by speculative execution and hence not related to Spectre and Meltdown, two flaws which were disclosed in January.

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Recompiling is unlikely to be a catch-all solution for a recently unveiled Intel CPU vulnerability known as TLBleed, the details of which were leaked on Friday, the head of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt says.

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The OpenBSD project, which produces an UNIX-like operating system of the same name, has decided to disable support for hyperthreading for Intel processors as it could lead to data leaks in a manner similar to that caused by the Spectre flaws in Intel processors announced earlier this year.

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Processor giant Intel has told some of its customers that the microcode patches it issued to fix the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in its products are buggy and that they should not install them.

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Disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect mainly Intel CPUs, was handled "in an incredibly bad way" by both Intel and Google, the leader of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt claims.

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Cloud security provider Qualys has released details of a vulnerability related to memory management in most *NIX-like operating systems.

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The OpenSSL project is seeking to go ahead with a change of licence to the Apache Licence Version 2.0 but the way it is doing so appears to have riled up some contributors.

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Friday, 28 October 2016 12:27

DDoS: Firms try to capitalise on others' misery

The worst thing about a distributed denial of service attack is not the attack itself. Rather, it is the slew of bottom-feeders who appear on the horizon after the deed and try to profit from the misery of others.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:47

FreeBSD releases new stable version

The FreeBSD project has announced the availability of version 11.0, the first release of the stable/11 branch.

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The OpenBSD project has marked two decades since commits were first made to the source tree with the release of version 5.8 - and four songs to mark the release, three inspired by the Beatles.

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Microsoft has made a contribution of between US$25,000 and US$50,000 to the OpenBSD Foundation which supports OpenBSD and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, LibreSSL, and mandoc.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010 18:04

OpenBSD founder believes FBI planted backdoors

The security company NETSEC was "probably contracted to write backdoors as alleged," the founder of the OpenBSD project, Theo de Raadt, said in a message posted to the openbsd-tech mailing list on Tuesday.

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Saturday, 18 December 2010 23:00

Developer defends claims of backdoors in OpenBSD

The former OpenBSD developer who has caused a stir by claiming that the FBI had, through certain other OpenBSD developers, planted backdoors in its cryptographic code, says he raised the matter only to encourage a source code audit of the OpenBSD project.

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The OpenBSD project has found two bugs during an audit of the cryptographic code in which, it has been alleged, the FBI, through former developers, was able to plant backdoors.

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Thursday, 16 December 2010 12:36

OpenBSD backdoor claims denied

Two developers named as having played a role in creating backdoors for the FBI in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have denied they did so.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:12

Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation implemented a number of backdoors in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD, according to a former developer of the operating system.

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A widespread security vulnerability disclosed eight months ago is apparently still lurking in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. A pair of security researchers have released a proof of concept exploit.

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