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OpenSSL Revalidated Following Suspension 51

Posted by Zonk
from the can't-keep-a-penguin-down dept.
lisah writes "Despite what looks like an organized effort to prevent it, OpenSSL has been revalidated by an independent testing agency for its ability to securely manage sensitive data and is ready for use by governmental agencies like the Department of Defense. According to the Open Source Software Institute, who has been overseeing the validation process for the last five years (something that typically only takes a few months), it seems that the idea of an open source SSL toolkit didn't sit right with proprietary vendors of similar products. A FUD campaign was launched against OpenSSL that resulted in a temporary suspension of its validation. Developers and volunteers refused to give up the ghost until the validation was reinstated, and Linux.com has the story of the project's long road to success." Linux.com and Slashdot are both owned by OSTG.

Email Bomber Faces Retrial 106

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the putting-the-case-back-on dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A UK teenager who was cleared last year of launching a denial-of-service attack now faces a retrial. Judges have ruled that crashing a server with five million emails probably isn't permitted under the law. With NASA hacker Gary McKinnon vowing to fight on after losing his extradition fight yesterday, it's been a busy few days for the UK courts."

Comment: Re:Everything in Moderation (Score 1) 381

by rhpot1991 (#14875298) Attached to: Coffee Maybe Not a Health Drink!
What kind of conversion are you speaking of, caffeine? If that is the case then you cannot really do this conversion without knowing what kind of tea he is drinking. I also disagree with you on converting with this method as maybe he is drinking it for something other than caffeine, such as taste or just having something to drink.

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