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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On the other hand
by UglyKidBill on Fri 11th Apr 2014 21:32 UTC
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On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if this could not be a huge bluff where the USA is just creating this image in order to scare the rest of the world... a psychological strategy.

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