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How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Government, Internet Control with 0 Comments
How the NSA Shot Itself In the Foot By Denying Prior Knowledge Of Heartbleed Vulnerability

In admitting it didn’t know about a massive security flaw in one of the Web’s most used encryption libraries, the NSA inadvertently revealed a massive institutional failure

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Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years; NSA Denies Allegations

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report. The NSA has denied the allegations.

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