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by Technology Editor Yahoo techApr 11, 2014

The National Security Agency had been aware of the recently discovered Heartbleed vulnerability for more than two years and did nothing to inform consumers, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg claimed thatthe NSA exploited Heartbleed — a flaw in common Internet encryption that left passwords and other vital information visible to and obtainable by hackers — to collect intelligence on web surfers.

Bloomberg cited “two people familiar with the matter”; the NSA declined to comment through a spokesperson. Many on Twitterexpressed outrage at the report, arguing that the NSA’s silence left Internet users vulnerable to cyber-attacks, despite the agency’s mandate to keep Americans safe

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/report-nsa-knew-about-heartbleed-vulnerability-for-82407088205.html

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