May 26, 2018

Free version of the SSL/TLS protocol forked from OpenSSL

LibreSSL is an open-source implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer SSL and Transport Layer Security TLS protocols. It was forked from the OpenSSL cryptographic software library in April 2014 as a response by OpenBSD developers to the Heartbleed security vulnerability in OpenSSL, with the aim of refactoring the OpenSSL code so as to provide a more secure implementation.

LibreSSL was forked from the OpenSSL library starting with the 1.0.1g branch and will follow the security guidelines used elsewhere in the OpenBSD project.

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