Did the Department of Homeland Security Just Admit that the Government Knew about the Heartbleed Bug?

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

WashingtonsBlog.com
April 14, 2014

Why Were Government Computers Immune to the Bug?

Bloomberg reported that the NSA knew about – and exploited – the Heartbleed bug for years.

The NSA has denied it knew about the bug.

And the White House spokesman claims:

This administration takes seriously its responsibility to help maintain an open, interoperable, secure and reliable internet.

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If the federal government, including the intelligence community, had discovered this vulnerability prior to last week, it would have been disclosed to the community responsible for OpenSSL.

(OpenSSL is the library infected by Heartbleed.)

But the Department of Homeland Security says:

The Federal government’s core citizen-facing websites are not exposed to risks from this cybersecurity threat.

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