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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RobG
Member since:
2012-10-17

" I stated facts, and you got your butt hurt because it didn't line up with the way you see things. It happens, get over it and grow up."

Its nice to see you doing your part to raise the level of discourse too.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Just responding in kind; it's a flaw that I readily admit. It was a civil conversation until he made it personal.

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andrewclunn Member since:
2012-11-05

Look, you were right about the facts. That's clear now. My initial post was based on a premise that he still had and was able to leak information. That's not the case, as I now who since you provided information to the contrary.

However, read over your comment asserting your surprise at my ignorance. Now read Lorin's post below. That's how you tell somebody they're wrong, with specific, and without making sweeping judgments. I was wrong on the facts here, clearly, but I was not the one who turned this into a "flame war."

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