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NSA denies exploiting heartbleed

  • Reports have indicated that the National Security Agency was aware of Heartbleed for about two years but chose to use it in order to gain intelligence. 

    However, the agency strongly denied this report by Bloomberg, stating that it "was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until it was made public in a private-sector cybersecurity report," it said. "Reports that say otherwise are wrong."

    Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security said they "have been and continue to work closely with federal, state, local and private sector partners to determine any potential impacts and help implement mitigation strategies as necessary."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/04/11/heartbleed-cisco-juniper/7589759/

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