Privacyx Calls For Open Source Help
Posted on 28 Sep 1999
by Isaac (isaac)
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In late August, cryptographer Ian Goldberg posted a page - href="http://www.isaac.cs.berkeley.edu/noprivacyx.html">About to lose your PrivacyX- which showed the allegedly secure browser as being, well, not all that secure. PrivacyX's attempted cheap fix (as outlined in the September 2 update to Goldberg's page), was discovered by Goldberg, and it seems PrivacyX have decided that an open source path might work for the software.
Douglas Whorrall, President of PrivacyX.Com Solutions, Inc, notes that "It invariablyhappens when software is released for public consumption that some problem with the code arises or an insecurity is found."
He believes that the "best way to build a product that has the best interest of users atheart and the highest quality of security and performance" is to get potential users involved with development. Any developers interested in the product, or privacy issues may wish to visit PrivacyX's Open Source Anonymous Browsing Project.For more information, read PrivacyX's href="https://www.privacyx.com/company/09271999a.html">press release or href="http://www.wired.com/news/news/slashdot/technology/story/21982.html">Wired's view of it all.