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Five Security Audits for the Tezos Foundation

Hind Abu-Amr on March 20, 2019

We are happy to release the results of the five security audits that Least Authority performed in 2018 for the Tezos Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization that supports Tezos, a distributed, peer-to-peer, permissionless network, and the community around it. This series of security audits were done as part of the Tezos Foundation’s effort to improve the security of the Tezos protocol and greater ecosystem. Audit 1: Tezos Protocol Least Authority reviewed the Tezos protocol project...

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Least Authority and Private Internet Access announce PrivateStorage.io: a secure and privacy-focused cloud storage solution.

Liz Steininger on March 14, 2019

PrivateStorage is a joint venture product developed and maintained by Least Authority and Private Internet Access. As firm believers in protection of our customers’ privacy, we joined efforts to offer a private, secure and end-to-end encrypted solution to allow the end user — not third-parties — to determine whether and to what extent the personal data on the storage service is collected, shared, and processed. Our answer is a privacy-focused online storage solution where you are in control...

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How The TezBox Wallet Audit Should Inform How We Think About Privacy

Gordyn Hall on February 7, 2019

The TezBox team promptly resolved all issues discussed here. If you want to skip my rambling and just read the official report, it's here. Last September, I had the pleasure of performing a security audit for a Tezos project called TezBox, developed by Stephen Andrews. TezBox is a web based digital wallet for using the Tezos cryptocurrency. I'm always excited to audit JavaScript projects, especially those that run in the browser and secure your finances, because the browser is a hostile...

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Announcing the release of Gridsync 0.4.0: the latest version of our graphical user interface for Tahoe-LAFS/S4

Chris Wood on February 6, 2019

We’re excited to announce that we have rolled out Gridsync 0.4.0 -- the latest version of our graphical user interface for Tahoe-LAFS/S4. This release contains a number of new features, improvements, and bug-fixes and is a recommended upgrade for all customers of our Simple Secure Storage Service (S4). Among the latest changes include: Tor integration. Gridsync now offers built-in support for tunneling outgoing connections over the Tor anonymity network. By checking the “Connect over the Tor...

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Releasing Three Zcash Security Audit Reports

Hind Abu-Amr on January 31, 2019

At the request of Zcash Company, the team at Least Authority had the opportunity to provide security consulting services on Zcash’s major 2018 releases. This included auditing Zcashd v1.0.15 (as part of the Sprout 1.0.x series), reviewing and providing feedback on the Overwinter and Sapling Specifications for future implementation, and a security review of the Sapling Implementation and RPC Interface changes following the latest release. This approach allowed Least Authority to look at the...

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