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What Is OpenSSL?


Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is an internet security protocol. It establishes encrypted connections between computers on a network, such as the internet. The OpenSSL Project dates back to 1998 to develop a free, versatile set of encryption tools for online use.

Intel's "DOITM" Security Feature Not Intended For Always-On Use, Linux Patches To Be Revised


Last week I wrote about Linux developers evaluating a new "DOITM" security mitigation for the latest Intel CPUs. While the cost for now of engaging the Data Operand Independent Timing Mode (DOITM) functionality is minimal, following internal Intel engineering discussions it looks like the Linux kernel patches will need to be re-worked with this functionality not intended to always be enabled.

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