Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2014 20:21 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

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's 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.

I'm so surprised.

Update: NSA denies.

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RE: I don't think so...
by Treza on Sat 12th Apr 2014 00:15 UTC in reply to "I don't think so..."
Treza
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2006-01-11

Maybe.
They are either evil (if they knew the bug)
useless (because with their insane budget, they could spend a few tens of millions auditing code, doing really useful things),
or incompetent.

They can also be simultaneously evil, useless and incompetent.

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