The NSA Knew About Heartbleed And Did Nothing (Except Heavily Exploit It Themselves)

The NSA Knew About Heartbleed And Did Nothing (Except Heavily Exploit It Themselves)

Via Techdirt:

Update: The NSA has denied the Bloomberg report, briefly stating that the agency "was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public." We'll continue to update as more information emerges.

The internet is still reeling from the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, and yesterday we wondered if the NSA knew about it and for how long. Today, Bloomberg is reporting that the agency did indeed know about Heartbleed for at least the past two years, and made regular use of it to obtain passwords and data.

While it's not news that the NSA hunts down and utilize...

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