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 bassbeast on Sat 12th Apr 2014 22:03 UTC in reply to "I don't think so..."
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Not to mention the NSA has backdoor access to the trunks, which we know thanks to the AT&T whistleblower. The NSA using Heartbleed would be about as pointless as someone who drives a tank through your house going back to then pick the lock on the door, it would be pointless and frankly waste more time than is required.

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