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Google open sources network traffic security testing tool

November 4, 2014

As of Tuesday, a tool created by Google to test network traffic security has been open sourced.

The technology, called “nogotofail,” is meant to “provide an easy way to confirm that devices and applications you are using are safe against known TLS/SSL vulnerabilities and misconfigurations,” Android security engineer Chad Brubaker wrote on Google's security blog that day.

Nogotofail is able to test any internet-connected device, Brubaker explained, including those running Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Chrome OS and OSX.

With the move, Android Security Team, which developed nogotofail, opens the source code of the technology “so anyone can test their applications, contribute new features, provide support for more platforms, and help improve the security of the internet,” Brubaker said.

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