posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 11:07 AM
Won't start a new thread on this, but; Is anyone really surprised by this? And, I also wonder how many actually understand what has happened.
This "bug" only affects Apache servers, on both Linux and Unix OS's. The bug exists because, in their infinite wisdom, these server operators used
Open Source software for their security layer.
So that yall understand; "Open Source" software is software where [I]anyone[/I] can get, read, modify, and of course reverse engineer the software
package. In this case it was the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) of 2/3 of the servers on the Internet.
Again, this is the real price of Open Source software.
Now, before anyone tries to thrash me for saying this, this way; I am a software engineer who currently develops Web Based Applications...for
Microsoft/IIS (not affected by the Heartbleed bug)...I am a Microsoft Partner with over 40 years experience.
Further, we, as Internet users, should start a "class action" against the developers of "OpenSSL", for making it "open source".
And, did y'all know that they knew about the "bug" back in 2011, and did nothing till now...