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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    The proponents of Open Source point out that the fact that the source code was open allowed people to find and correct Heartbleed (and patches have already gone out, although not everyone is racing to install them).


    The opponents of Open Source have a much better argument: even if the flaw were found by hackers, we’d never have known about it, so we wouldn’t have to worry about our information being stolen (since we’d never have known that it WAS stolen).

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    You wonder why the US govt was against us crypto-coding our own sites.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months ago

    It was a German programmer who messed this up. He swears to all Gods available that it was an honest mistake, not some ploy by the NSA. Still, chances of Edward Snowden moving to Germany have increased again, it is speculated that the NSA at least knew about the problem but didn’t tell anyone, and Edward might say a word or two about that in the special commission we have established to look into the NSA spying on us, the best friends of America.

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