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Google is among several companies putting money into a fund to help safeguard the Internet from possible security flaws in open-source software.
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April 24, 2014 Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.
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A lock icon signifies an encrypted Internet connection. But thanks to a recently discovered (and now fixed) bug, it's been bleeding out information for a few years.
April 21, 2014 Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it, and it's never had a complete security audit.
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