by Mike Masnick
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 8:13pm
The web is a dangerous place these days. Akamai, which many large companies rely on for hosting as a CDN, has admitted that its Heartbleed patch was faulty, meaning that it was possible that the SSL keys "could have been exposed to an adversary exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability." Akamai had already noted that it was more protected against Heartbleed than others, because of custom code it had used for its own OpenSSL deployment. However, as researchers looked through that custom code, they found some significant defects in it. Some people have been arguing that the Heartbleed bug highlights a weakness in open source software -- but that's not necessarily true. Pretty much all software has vulnerabilities. And, sometimes, by open sourcing stuff you can find those vulnerabilities faster.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Congressional Reps Submit Bill Banning Encryption Bans
- Senator John McCain Weighs In On 'Going Dark' Debate -- Insists That He Understands Cryptography Better Than Cryptographers
- New Report Debunks FBI's 'Going Dark' FUD
- Supreme Court Unanimously Smacks Down CAFC Two More Times
- South Korea's Love Affair With Censorship Squanders Their Tech Superiority