Science and Technology : Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping

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  1. Gorilla

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    Full article: http://arstechnica.com/security/201...linux-hundreds-of-apps-open-to-eavesdropping/
     
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    Some people are fascinated by understanding how something works, and experimenting. Add a general interest in code or security, and it can be a great benefit.

    GnuTLS, if I understand correctly, is part of Debian's favored projects because of licensing. It stands to reason that this improvement will trickle out to a lot of users.

    One more security hole closed is another one that can't be exploited by criminals or state actors.
     
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    I guess we'll need to open cyber prisons soon. Someone with that talent can make so much more money going legit though






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    No one has done anything negative with this as far as I know.

    As for going legit, that depends. There are people out there who like to buy up undisclosed/non-public exploits and vulnerabilities. They can fetch a pretty penny.
     
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    But that's a short term gain





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