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: Why didn't Snowden leak this?
by Lorin on Sun 13th Apr 2014 00:25 UTC in reply to "Why didn't Snowden leak this?"
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What everyone is forgetting is that one of the conditions for asylum was that he did not disclose any more information, he probably learned about this at some point but would have been forbidden to say anything publicly.

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