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Old 04-10-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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LXer: Schneier on Security- Heartbleed


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At this point, the probability is close to one that every target has had its private keys extracted by multiple intelligence agencies. The real question is whether or not someone deliberately inserted this bug into OpenSSL, and has had two years of unfettered access to everything. My guess is accident, but I have no proof.

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The GNUTLS bug was around for almost 10 years, and was only revealed last month. It is a bit paranoid to think that these are not accidents, but not totally implausible. Either way, you can verify which developers introduced the bug, but that won't help you know if they work for a three letter agency.

A good amount of blame for OpenSSL lies with not using regular malloc.
 
  


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