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NSA knew about Heartbleed for two years - Bloomberg

11.04.2014 19:05

The critical “Heartbleed” bug reported earlier this week to have affected the security of most of the internet was discovered by researchers at the United States National Security Agency two years earlier, according to a new report.

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Afrikaaner 16.04.2014 22:47

Worst of all i would say is the dam drones/robots that they want. One of these days fly them selfs, refeul them self, targeting and so on can be done by a BUG and be turned on the world. Or atomic Weapons. Wait i forgot, The uranium 234 in all these wepons they use today, should be seen as nuclear strike/dirty bombs. o ok NSA, sorry.

 

fran7 14.04.2014 10:33

Snowden, Manning and Assange are all great heroes for revealing the skulduggery which the USA government and NSA get up to on an otherwise unsuspecting World. USA should give Diego Garcia back to its rightful owners " The Chagos Islanders " who were kicked out of their homeland by USA who used extreme violence and provocation which included the killing of the Islanders pet dogs by the USA military on Diego Garcia. Ron Paul is right.

 

Wilson Boozer 14.04.2014 07:15

So the NSA seems to have been willing to compromise the security of the entire World Wide Web in the interest of US National Security? It wouldn't surprise me, but I wonder how many bank accounts have been wiped out, how many industrial secrets have been distributed to competitors, how many other criminals have gained vital information to the detriment of their victims, and how the United States can claim moral authority superior to that of other nations when it allows this vile betrayal of its own citizens?

 

Karen 14.04.2014 05:37

G Mitchell 13.04.2014 18:10

Gary Proffitt - dude just knock it off this is not an adverting column for your pet Russia projects. It's an article about the NSA.... stay on topic and don't pollute the comments

  


Ri ght. So, Gary Profitt, you are commenting on the wrong article. This comment section is about the NSA.

 

Karen 14.04.2014 05:11

ron humphreys 14.04.2014 04:56

I think karen there is no hope for America anymore, they have lost their collective moral identity. Some where in between American idol and biggest losers lies their collective soul.

But that aside someone in congress has floated a bill to identify firstly how much each agency is actually paid by us to do these heinous deeds...

  

Yes Ron, I heard about that bill too. As for your hopelessness about the state of our nation, I can understand that feeling, but as history shows, the pendulum swings. It better start swinging a little faster is all I have to say!

 

Karen 14.04.2014 04:59

MadMelon 11.04.2014 20:13

Why is RT all about USA???.... its getting boring please turn towards Asia (china, Japan). Leave d US alone, its not as if their citizens see this news channel.

  

PART 2:
Until you get the full picture, the decisions you end up with are faulty. Our media and Gov't have vilified RT, but I can attest after viewing it for over 3 years, a good portion of their previous analysis has turned out to be true.

 

Karen 14.04.2014 04:57

MadMelon 11.04.2014 20:13

Why is RT all about USA???.... its getting boring please turn towards Asia (china, Japan). Leave d US alone, its not as if their citizens see this news channel.

  

RT has bureaus all over the world. We get RT and RT America, which is a vital news source as are many other alternative and foreign news. We need something other than the propaganda our own US news is feeding us. They are trying to dumb us down, only the elite and wealthy can afford a good education. Inform yourselves!

 

Karen 14.04.2014 04:44

[quote name='ron humphreys' time='13.04.2014 19:23']
.... "In total though the message remains the same…they are no longer working in our interests but in concert with those who would do us harm.

Defun ding them is the most reasonable option."

You are SO right. But you know the Congress won't do that. We have to demand accountability. Yes, the NSA needs to go. Revelation after revelation shows they are so out of control, it's like science fiction - but it's not! It's reality - and people are starting to think this is the new normal. NO, it's not, don't ever get used to this Orwellian nightmare.


 

Carlos Valdes 13.04.2014 19:15

Are you sure NSA found out about it two years ago? I think the NSA put pressure on the program writer to make the heartbleed defect. Then they added it to their tool box.

 

G Mitchell 13.04.2014 18:16

The NSA did not write heartbleed. A German programmer - who actually wrote it - accidentally wrote buggy code.

 

G Mitchell 13.04.2014 18:10

Gary Proffitt 13.04.2014 17:44

About 10,000 Russians, some waving Ukrainian flags, rallied in central Moscow today to protest at what they say is a government crackdown on independent media intended to stifle debate about the crisis in Ukraine.

  

^
No they didn't

 

G Mitchell 13.04.2014 18:10

Gary Proffitt - dude just knock it off this is not an adverting column for your pet Russia projects. It's an article about the NSA.... stay on topic and don't pollute the comments

 

Maxwell Williams 13.04.2014 14:40

It was likely 'created' and 'launched' by the US Government to access accounts from services that were not as willing as Microsoft, Facebook and AT&T to share their users info with the Government.

 

Skye Blue 12.04.2014 22:26

So if the US government knew about this for two years and there have been people or organisations suffering financial loss due to heartbleed, that would make an interesting court case in the land of litigation.

 

Gwyllym 12.04.2014 11:12

I have to say this... DUH!!!!!!

 

Amir Dread 12.04.2014 04:39

- They "discovered&quo t; (lol!) heartbld. Therefore, they immediately used it to break their oath of office and spy on us.
- ^this^ means it's time to put our complete trust in politicians, the media and the 1% who own them all.

 

Jean Renoir 12.04.2014 03:34

Is this realy something new?

No.

 

George 12.04.2014 02:07

If it did not know about Heartbleed, NSA was incompetent then.
If it did know, NSA is disingenuous now.
Yes, NSA could be both competent and honest.
But Hamlet did not think similarly of Ophelia:
"[A]re you honest?"
"My lord?"
"Are you fair?"
"What means your lordship?"
"That if you be honest and fair, your honesty should admit no discourse to your beauty."

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