New OpenSSL breach is no Heartbleed, but needs to be taken seriously

    Date06 Jun 2014
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    It's been a bad week for open-source Secure Socket Layer (SSL) programs. First, the obscure, GnuTLS was revealed to have a trivial but damning flaw. Then, the massively popular OpenSSL was found to have a man-in-the-middle vulnerability. After the Heartbleed fiasco, OpenSSL needed this like a hole in the head. This vulnerability, according to Adam Langley, a senior staff software engineer at Google, has been around for at least 15 years. It's a pity the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) riding to OpenSSL's rescue with more developer funding didn't happen any sooner than it did.
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