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In view of recent security alerts, OpenBSD releases version 5.5

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In view of recent security alerts, OpenBSD releases version 5.5

Paranoid about security? That’s not always a bad thing. It seems like security alerts about new vulnerabilities and exploits have been flying around like mad lately. If you’re concerned about the security of your systems, you may want to consider switching to OpenBSD. Since 1996, OpenBSD has been focusing on creating a BSD fork with the best possible code. Their goal is to be the most secure operating system available, and they accomplish that by paying close attention to security vulnerabilities and patching/fixing them before anyone else even notices that they exist.

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OpenBSD is funded by the OpenBSD Foundation, which also supports related projects, such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, and LibreSSL, the OpenBSD fork of OpenSSL, which was created as a result of the recent massive Heartbleed bug impacting several versions of OpenSSL.

OpenBSD just released version 5.5 yesterday, May 1, 2014, as part of their semi-yearly release cycle. The team has been hard at work on LibreSSL, but the new OpenBSD release is a compilation of code committed over a 3-month span, which is then tested and revised for the next 3 months until release.

If you’re worried about security and are considering switching to OpenBSD, send a ticket to our support staff at support@quadranet.com and we’ll be happy to help you get it installed!