Re: Heartbleed (was ... Re: My fellow (Debian) Linux users ...)
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 08:59:30PM -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2014 11:01 AM, "Chris Bannister" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 01:55:04AM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> > > On 4/13/2014 10:03 PM, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > > ...
> > > > considering it is a catastrophe worse than the Y2K bug.
> > >
> > > This is several orders of magnitude less severe than Y2K.
> > I read https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/04/heartbleed.html
> > "Catastrophic" is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an
> > 11"
> > So I gathered, perhaps wrongly, that in that case the Y2K bug would have
> > to be greater than 11 on a scale of 1 to 10.
> No we're using hex based scales now. And how this works is when someone
> tries to be stupid and rate something a 17, it rotates into being a 0.
You'd be better of emailing Mr Schneier on that one.
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