REPORT: NSA Has Been Using The ‘Heartbleed Bug’ For Years

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

KYLE RUSSELL
BusinessInsider.com
Apr. 11, 2014

If you needed further motivation to change your passwords, it turns out that the NSA has been utilizing the giant security vulnerability known as the “Heartbleed bug” to gather information about Internet users, Bloomberg reports.
The bug, which takes advantage of a previously unnoticed programming error in a widely used encryption standard to trick Web servers into giving up valuable user data, has affected nearly everyone on the Internet.

As we explained on Tuesday, as many as 66% of websites use the software containing the flaw, including major services like Facebook, Yahoo, and Gmail.

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