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Heartbleed (was ... Re: My fellow (Debian) Linux users ...)

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 06:37:19PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-04-13 at 09:33 +0900, Joel Rees wrote:
> > In what sense do you mean hacked? 
> > Cracked, as in passwords and other sensitive information
> > The openssl issues have been baking for how many years?

The bug was introduced two years ago.

> While there are no news on television and radio in Germany ...

Weird. I haven't heard *anything* from the TV or radio either,
considering it is a catastrophe worse than the Y2K bug.  

It seems very likely that people are using compromised apps on their
smartphone and you'd think it would be advisable to warn people ASAP!

Not even an email from the bank! 

Then there is also the very serious issue of embedded devices using
openssl. Tablets, smartphones, routers, ... etc. etc. 

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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