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‘Trivial’ mistake that caused Heartbleed crisis highlights fragility of the web

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Apr
2014

It was entered by one man — German software developer Robin Seggelmann — and a subsequent review failed to pick up on the catastrophic coding error Seggelmann had made. Some have accused Seggelmann of intentionally adding the major security hole to OpenSSL, charges that he vigorously denies. As The New York Times points out, the entire debacle is a stark reminder of web securitys fragile state.

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