Major technology companies supporting the initiative to ensure the non-recurrence of such a loophole Heartbleed

Apr

25

2014

Major technology companies supporting the initiative to ensure the non-recurrence of such a loophole Heartbleed

A group of major technology companies expressed support for the initiative overseen by the Foundation “Linux” to support a range of open source software projects that underfunded Although widely used on the Internet.

And launched a “Linux” name Core Infrastructure initiative, which includes companies “Google” and “Intel” and “Microsoft” and “Facebook” and “del” and “Cisco”, IBM and “Qualcomm” and “Fujitsu” and “NetApp “and” Rackspace “and” VMware “, as well as Web services sector with the company” Amazon “.

And revealed a non-profit organization that every company is bound to Core Infrastructure Initiative will pay the amount of one hundred thousand dollars at least every year, and for a period of not less than three years, beginning this year.

The “Linux”, through its official, to be thinking about the initiative was after the discovery of a loophole “bleeding heart” Heartbleed in Open SSL software is open source, and monitoring major impact on the Internet.

She added that the main objective of the initiative is not a recurrence of a loophole such as “bleeding heart” once again, through the provision of material support ensures that those in charge of open source software has a full-time to develop a way that ensures the security of the companies used them.

The loophole “bleeding heart” had affected about two-thirds of Internet sites and services, a loophole that allows hackers to penetrate servers operating services by software Open SSL encryption and access to data for users who are not authorized to receive it.
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