Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2014 22:06 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Heartbleed, a long-undiscovered bug in cryptographic software called OpenSSL that secures Web communications, may have left roughly two-thirds of the Web vulnerable to eavesdropping for the past two years. Heartbleed isn't your garden-variety vulnerability, so here's a quick guide to what it is, why it's so serious, and what you can do to keep your data safe.

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acobar
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2005-11-15

Perhaps, they went with "fast" and "code correctness"? The problem is, on a very complex scenario, not having bounds checking intrinsic to the language proved to be a bad choice for general development.

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