Apache HTTP Server and password manager Keepass are to receive a code audit from the European Commission (EC) after a public vote.
The open source tools were by far the most popular – chosen from a lengthy list of similar open source software platforms including FireFox, Drupal and OpenSSL which are in use at the EC and the European Parliament (EP).
In the coming weeks the audits will look to uncover any security issues in the code and share the findings with software developers.
They represent the next phase in a pilot project between the IT departments of the Commission and the Parliament.
The European Police Agency Europol on Monday announced a collaboration with tech giant Intel, security expert Kaspersky Lab and the Netherlands police to tackle the exponential growth of ransomware use by criminals.
Together, the companies and agencies launched an online portal called No More Ransom to help inform the public about the dangers of ransomware and help victims recover their data without having to fork over money to criminals.
Ransomware steals and holds user data hostage, forcing individuals and companies to pay criminals in order to regain control of that data. Kaspersky research shows that the number of ransomware attacks increased more than fivefold between 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, from 131,111 to 718,536.
One of the latest fun projects making use of Khronos' Vulkan API is a port for Quake 1.
If you have some time to kill this week, vkQuake is a port of Quake 1 to the Vulkan API for graphics rendering. The Quake 1 code is derived from QuakeSpasm, a popular open-source Quake project.