Google has exhausted a lot of resources patching up OpenSSL, so much in fact, the company has elected to create its own fork aptly named BoringSSL. Preparing to move the platform to Chrome, Mountain View recently worked this new implementation into its latest Chromium build. As indicated by its name, OpenSSL is an open source software used for secure connections. Several security holes in OpenSSL recently led to the now infamous Heartbleed scare that worked a large portion of the world into a frenzy.
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Aside from working the world into a frenzy, the recent Heartbleed phenomenon reminded us that the internet isn’t as sterile as we’d like to think. As a lesson learned, a big group of tech industry heavyweights have joined forces to stop the next big internet security threat before it happens. Companies like Amazon, Facebook, Intel and of course Google have started a new project with the Linux Foundation called the Core Infrastructure Initiative.