FIPS validation yanked

Fresh on the heels of the OTD win comes news that some really big players in the encryption field have killed the Openssl FIPS-140 certification. Those players stand to loose a ton of money (millions? billions?) if there’s a viable Open Source alternative out there and I’m guessing there was more than a little bit of pressure. And NIST folded. Hopefully John will be able to continue pushing and get the certification re-instated.

And people wonder why I’m so cynical.

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