Topic: openssl

Node.js announces the first release in its latest 10.x release line

Node.js has announced 10.0.0, the first release in its 10.x line. Starting in October 2018, the Node.js 10.x releases will be the new release line with Long Term Support. Releases in the Long Term Support line focus on stability, extended support, and providing a reliable platform for applications of any scale. This release is the … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

Rust 1.15 is stable, Node.js 7.5.0 released, and Microsoft announces TypeScript 2.2 release candidate—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2017

The Rust team announced the latest version of Rust 1.15.0, a system programming language focused on safety, speed and concurrency. “Custom derive” is now stable in this release. The build system for Rust has been rewritten using Cargo, so it is now the default. Compiler performance improvements have been made in this release, and the … continue reading

Google VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, W3C addresses future Web road map, and an OpenSSL security issue—SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2016

The Google VR SDK 1.0 (with support for Daydream, a platform for mobile virtual reality) has left beta and is now available on the Google Daydream developer site. The SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so developers can focus on building interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, according to a blog post … continue reading

myDevices launches developer IoT solution, upcoming OpenSSL releases, and IBM’s LinuxONE improvements—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2016

Internet of Things solutions provider myDevices is launching a new developer and maker tool for IoT projects. The company announced Cayenne at the IoT Evolution Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. today. Cayenne features automatic devices and sensory discovery; drag-and-drop widgets; a rules engine for triggering actions across devices; the ability to schedule when lights, motors, … continue reading

A new high-severity OpenSSL vulnerability and MapQuest developer tools–SD Times news digest: July 9, 2015

The OpenSSL team has issued a high-severity security advisory. The advisory discloses a new certificate validation vulnerability where during certificate verification, OpenSSL will attempt to find alternative certificate chains if the first validation attempt fails. The vulnerability lies in an implementation error allowing an attacker to forge an invalid certificate and bypass verification. This security issue … continue reading

Windows 10 almost finalized, OpenSSL’s security fix, and Google’s self-driving cars in Texas—SD Times news digest: July 7, 2015

Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on Windows 10, and plans to wrap it up by this week, the Verge reports. According to the Verge, sources say that a release to manufacturing (RTM) build could be released this week. While Microsoft is working on its final copies of the operating system, Terry Myerson, the company’s … continue reading

Amazon’s s2n TLS implementation, the AllSeen Alliance Superconnector, and Zephyr Mobile—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2015

Amazon has introduced s2n, a new open-source implementation of the TLS encryption protocol. The s2n implementation, short for “signal to noise,” is a library designed to be small, fast and simple. s2n avoids implementing rarely used TLS options and extensions, and it contains little more than 6,000 lines of code. Amazon plans to integrate s2n … continue reading

Stop fighting yesterday’s software security wars!

In its 2015 report, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) identified SQL injection and cross-site scripting among its Top 10 software vulnerabilities. Again. If it feels as if you’ve been reading this same story for the last decade, it’s because you have. So why is it that we can build intelligent robots, fling unmanned … continue reading

OpenSSL issues urgent security advisory

OpenSSL has issued a new security advisory outlining more than a dozen issues ranging from high to low severity. (Related: OpenSSL to undergo massive security audit) On the heels of announcing a sweeping security audit of the now-stable OpenSSL codebase, the SSL/TLS security protocol underlying much of the Web’s encryption has published warnings for security … continue reading

OpenSSL to undergo massive security audit

Now that its codebase is finally viewed as stable, OpenSSL is getting a good top-to-bottom once-over in the form of a sweeping audit. It’s been close to a year since the Heartbleed bug sent the Internet into a frenzy over security. It spurred the software industry to rally behind OpenSSL—sending in more developers, revamping the … continue reading

New SSL/TLS vulnerability discovered

Security researchers have revealed a new software vulnerability that is leaving Apple and Google users open to a hack attack. The vulnerability, Factoring RSA export keys (also known as the FREAK attack), was found in SSL/TLS—the protocol meant to provide secure Web connections. According to the miTLS team, composed of Inria (a research organization in … continue reading

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