Google comes with fork OpenSSL called BoringSSL




Google has launched the development of a fork of OpenSSL, called BoringSSL. The Internet giant says that it needs a modified version of the cryptographic software for its own products, such as Android and Chrome.

SSL lock The start of the project was BoringSSL by Google developer Adam Langley announced on his blog. Meanwhile, the company has been online source put . In time, the developed code to be incorporated into the Chromium project; the open source project that Google has set up for the development of its web browser. BoringSSL, whose name is still not fixed, is a modified version of OpenSSL which Google has made. Several patches According to Langley, these modifications are necessary for products like Android and Chrome.

Initially based Google, SSL implementations in software OpenSSL topped by its own patches, but this would no longer be practical: Android and Chrome would require more and more custom software, while provided by Google patches were not always reflected in the releases of OpenSSL. Due to the increasing complexity of this type of software development has been chosen to continue, in particular, seems to be used in Google’s own products. Designed with a fork OpenSSL

OpenSSL was recently in the news by the Heart Bleed bug that caused an attacker parts of the memory of a server could read. As a result, sensitive information could be intercepted. Earlier this month, once a bug discovered , which made ​​a man-in-the-middle attack possible. Many large sites and software services were affected by the bug, including Android and Chrome from Google

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