U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

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Overcast451 wrote:

Of course, hackers will eventually find the holes left for the NSA and exploit them.

This particular one happens to be known by the public now – but it makes me wonder how many aren’t know by the public or IT security firms like Symantec – but are known to the NSA and hackers.

It’s kinda like roaches – whenever you find one hole, there’s no doubt 100 more you don’t know about.

Apr 11, 2014 10:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jingan wrote:

U.S. government…….dudes across the pond, for once, get a life and shut up

Apr 11, 2014 11:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

According to BBC news, the error that allowed the Heart Bleed problem was introduced in December 2011. That seems to mean that old computer equipment, that does not contain the 2011 error, might be safe (provided that the communication software in the old equipment has not been updated).

Apr 11, 2014 12:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
njglea wrote:

Thanks to Robin Seggelmann, a German programmer who volunteers as a developer on the OpenSSL, for taking responsiblity for this error.

Apr 12, 2014 9:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Obsilutely wrote:

This is an open source project. These things happen. At least the German was accountable for it. Americans would be lawyering up for a decade of multi-million dollar finger pointing.

Apr 12, 2014 1:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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