Rapid7 have announced the selected projects for the second round of their Magnificent7 program. The program sponsors open source efforts in the area of IT security over the course of a year and provides them with Rapid7’s technological and marketing expertise.
In March, Cuckoo and Androguard – both developed by members of the Honeynet Project – were chosen, and today’s press release revealed two more of our members’ projects to be supported under the Magnificent7 program.
Buttinsky, led by Patrik Lantz and Lukas Rist, will be a framework for botnet monitoring built from scratch. Ghost, led by Sebastian Poeplau, protects against malware that spreads on USB storage. We also congratulate the developers of John the Ripper, which is the third project to be selected today.