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Published: 2014-04-24 13:32:00
Updated: 2014-04-25 06:10:31

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The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program....

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