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May 9, 2024

Providing official Fedora Linux RPM packages for ntpd-rs and sudo-rs

Memory safe NTP and sudo are now in Fedora Linux.

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May 8, 2024

Rustls Gains OpenSSL and Nginx Compatibility

Nginx users can easily switch from OpenSSL to Rustls for better security.

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Mar 29, 2024

A Readout from Tectonics

Challenges and solutions for moving forward with memory safety for critical Internet infrastructure.

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Mar 26, 2024

The Rustls TLS Library Adds Post-Quantum Key Exchange Support

Protecting TLS encryption keys in a post-quantum world.

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Mar 12, 2024

White House, Craig Newmark Support Memory Safe Software

Growing attention on the solvability of memory safety.

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Mar 7, 2024

Sudo-rs dependencies: when less is better

Here’s how we reduced dependencies from 135 to 3 in sudo-rs.

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Feb 29, 2024

Rustls Now Using AWS Libcrypto for Rust, Gains FIPS Support

The Rustls TLS library is using aws-lc-rs for cryptography by default, with the option to enable FIPS support.

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Feb 28, 2024

Announcing River: A High Performance and Memory Safe Reverse Proxy Built on Pingora

Improving security for a critical piece of Internet infrastructure.

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Feb 8, 2024

Automating Releases for Bindgen

An update about improving Bindgen from our partners at Ferrous Systems.

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Jan 4, 2024

Securing the Web: Rustls on track to outperform OpenSSL

A focus on performance with a strong benchmarking system makes Rustls an attractive and memory safe option for TLS.

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Dec 28, 2023

A Year-End Letter from our Vice President

A summary of how ISRG’s three projects, Let’s Encrypt, Divvi Up, and Prossimo continue to improve security and privacy.

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Nov 3, 2023

Tectonics 2023: a Productive Convening to Accelerate Memory Safety

Our first memory safety event generated enthusiasm, ideas, and action toward a more memory safe future.

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Oct 5, 2023

Announcing Hickory DNS

We are proud to announce that Trust-DNS has a new name!

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Sep 18, 2023

Advancing Rustls and Rust for Linux with OpenSSF Support

Improving functionality and scalability for security sensitive Open Source software.

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Aug 29, 2023

The First Stable Release of a Memory Safe sudo Implementation

Our Rust rewrite of sudo is ready for use.

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Jul 26, 2023

Prossimo announces Tectonics: an event to shift the work of memory safety forward

The event will be November 2, in San Francisco.

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Jul 11, 2023

$1.5M from Sovereign Tech Fund to Fuel Memory Safety

Funding supports memory safety in TLS, DNS, and video/image decoding.

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May 24, 2023

ISRG’s 10th Anniversary

As ISRG celebrates its 10th anniversary, Co-founder and Executive Director Josh Aas reflects on the accomplishments of the nonprofit and looks ahead to its continued impact in the years to come.

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May 11, 2023

AWS commits $1M to bring memory safety to critical parts of the Web

AWS commits $1M to advance four Prossimo initiatives, improving memory safety for TLS, NTP, media codec, and permissions boundaries.

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Apr 26, 2023

Bringing Memory Safety to sudo and su

We are reimplementing sudo and su utilities in Rust.

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Apr 17, 2023

Memory Safe Network Time (NTP) Has New Home, Seeks Early Adopters

Bringing more safety to a critical network-based service.

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Mar 29, 2023

Rustls 0.21.0 Released With Exciting New Features

We’re incredibly excited about the latest release of Rustls, a memory safe TLS implementation

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Mar 9, 2023

A Safer High Performance AV1 Decoder

Memory safety for a major source of exploitable vulnerabilities.

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Mar 8, 2023

Klint: Compile-time Detection of Atomic Context Violations for Kernel Rust Code

The klint tool will help facilitate adoption of Rust in the Linux kernel.

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Jan 31, 2023

Improving Rust compile times to enable adoption of memory safety

Guest author Rémy Rakic discusses his work to improve Rust compiler performance.

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Jan 26, 2023

Assessing Progress on Memory Safety at USENIX Enigma Conference

A reflection on the lively conversation about challenges and opportunities to improve memory safety.

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Dec 5, 2022

A Year-End Letter from our Executive Director

It's been an exciting year for ISRG and its projects: from Let's Encrypt issuing its three billionth certificate to Prossimo supporting the efforts to get Rust into the Linux kernel.

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Oct 18, 2022

Rust in the Linux Kernel: Just the Beginning

The next steps to bring memory safety into the Linux Kernel.

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Oct 11, 2022

A Memory Safe Implementation of the Network Time Protocol

NTP is critical to the Internet’s functioning and we’ve collaborated with Tweede golf to build a high-performance, memory safe implementation.

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Jun 23, 2022

Memory Safety for the World’s Largest Software Project

An update from guest author Miguel Ojeda on his contributions in the Rust for Linux initiative.

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Mar 1, 2022

Bringing Memory Safe TLS to Apache httpd

Guest author Stefan Eissing discusses the process of developing a memory safe TLS backend for Apache httpd.

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Dec 16, 2021

A Year-End Letter from our Executive Director

A summary of the progress made toward improving security and privacy with ISRG’s three projects: Let’s Encrypt serves 260M websites, our Prossimo project seeks to solve problems caused by lack of memory safety, and Divvi Up is building a privacy-preserving metrics system.

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Jun 17, 2021

Supporting Miguel Ojeda’s Work on Rust in the Linux Kernel

When we think about what code is most critical for today’s Internet, the Linux kernel is at the top of the list.

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Apr 20, 2021

Preparing Rustls for Wider Adoption

It’s time for the Internet to move on to more secure software, and that’s why our Memory Safety Initiative is coordinating work to make further improvements to the Rustls TLS library.

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Feb 2, 2021

A Memory Safe TLS Module for the Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server, httpd, is an important piece of the Internet’s infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of websites use it every day to serve requests. As such, improvements to httpd security have broad impact.

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Oct 9, 2020

Memory Safe ‘curl’ for a More Secure Internet

Memory safety vulnerabilities represent one of the biggest threats to Internet security. As such, we at ISRG are interested in finding ways to make the most heavily relied-upon software on the Internet memory safe.

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