the heartbleed bug

If The NSA/Heartbleed Revelations Don’t Piss You Off, Nothing Will

“The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

The NSA said in response to a Bloomberg News article that it wasn’t aware of Heartbleed until the vulnerability was made public by a private security report.

The agency’s reported decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts.”

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