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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by 1c3d0g on Sat 12th Apr 2014 10:53 UTC
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WHO says "NSA knew for 2 years"? Who is saying this? What are their back-ups, where is the evidence for such outlandish claims? Or is everyone trying to hide behind Snowden?

The way I see it, every time that f*cker opens his mouth, it must be the absolute truth for some very naive people. Sorry, but that sh*t just doesn't fly up here.

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