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Thought of the Day: The Real Culprit behind the Internet’s Heartbleed

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Picture of a Dead GnuFar too often, as a humanity, we can see the inevitable probability of a future problem, yet we don’t fix the systemic problem.  With the Heartbleed bug recently being discovered by a white hat, but with evidence that it has already been used by black hats, where all of us may have had our credit cards and passwords stolen, there should be an outcry to find the culprit.  And yet, the “perpetrator” has been known for at least 20 years (and probably has been known by some people for over 40 years).  But the news doesn’t seem to be reporting on the real problem. (Although one not easily solved, as I explain in an update.)

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April 11th, 2014 at 11:40 am