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Least Authority Performs Security Audit of the Cosmos Blockchain SDK Framework

Hind Abu-Amr on March 28, 2019

Least Authority performed a security audit of the Cosmos Blockchain SDK, a framework for building Proof of Stake state machines. The investigation and analysis were conducted by Gordon Hall and Ramakrishnan Muthukrishnan, along with project management support by Hind Abu-Amr, in collaboration with Tendermint team members Jessy Irwin, Zaki Manian, Christopher Goes, and Jack Zampolin. In order to facilitate high level review of the project and a more nuanced review of particular features,...

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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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Least Authority performs Security Audit of Knot DNS and Knot Resolver on behalf of Mozilla's "SOS" Fund.

Anamika Ved on October 12, 2018

Earlier this year, Least Authority completed a security audit of Knot DNS and the Knot Resolver for the Mozilla Secure Open Source (“SOS”) Fund. The Mozilla SOS Fund provides security auditing, remediation, and verification for key open source software projects.This Fund is part of the Mozilla Open Source Support program (MOSS) which recognizes and celebrates open source projects that contribute to the health of the Internet.

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Privacy and Security by design is a crucial step for privacy protection.

Anamika Ved on July 24, 2017

In just 10 months from now, companies headquartered in an EU country and all organizations that process data on EU residents will have to comply with the requirements of the GDPR - the EU General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR approved by the EU Parliament on 14th April 2016, is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. GDPR, which will take effect...

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Debunking the “Nothing-to-Hide” Rhetoric

Anamika Ved on May 17, 2017

A few months ago, Least Authority ran user-testing sessions to get a sense of what our potential users think about our products - S4, our current Amazon S3 based application of Tahoe-LAFS and Gridsync, our forthcoming graphical user interface for S4 and Tahoe-LAFS. In addition to getting valuable feedback, it was interesting to hear diverse perspectives on the questions of data security, privacy, and surveillance. One of the viewpoints that stuck with us was “I don’t care about privacy. I’ve...

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