Reports that NSA or any other part of the government were aware of the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability before April 2014 are wrong. The Federal government was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report. The Federal government relies on OpenSSL to protect the privacy of users of government websites and other online services. This Administration takes seriously its responsibility to help maintain an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet. 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.
ya sure. It's chief mission is to spy and deny.
What if they EVER told the truth?
Basically middle america if you will
Actually, they are probably firing half their hackers for not discovering it sooner.
IF its telling the truth im the queen of the moon
Fixed. Heartland was a different security issue.
The sad thing is that you can't trust them to say that they're telling the truth even if they are. That's what happens when you tell bald-faced lies repeatedly. Boy who cried wolf-much? It's a very disappointing world where you can't trust the people who are supposed to protect and serve the People.
The only truth that they tell is what we find out without them, everyone already knows, and they ~~MAY~~ tell the truth then.
But we already knew this about them, so it's no surprise to anyone.
If you think about it, they're supposed to have secrets to function in their environment.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
If you believe them then you are dumber than I give you credit for lol. xD
Its a pretty definite statement this time, not like the google/yahoo datacenter access weasleword denial. If this turns out to be untrue then any credibility they still have (not that there is a lot left) is dead, buried, cremated.
Why do people put up with this is beyond my comprehension, a government is supposed to work FOR its employers (the people) not against them.
In the past, the NSA operated in alliance with businesses, even if the two groups had different goals at times. The NSA was instrumental in implementing DES, it helped test AES and SHA-1. It contributed to SHA-2. These contributions were always scrutinized, but for decades the NSA was at least an occasional ally.
Under General Alexander, the NSA has embarked on a policy of treating Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Apple as effective enemies to be penetrated and spied upon -- even when it had full legal recourse to the information it sought. Furthermore, the organization has yet to produce any evidence that the data it gathered has resulted in convictions or stopped plots that could not have been halted through other, less invasive means.
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