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Just two men are tasked with taking care of OpenSSL

28
Apr
2014

OpenSSL is a key security backbone for untold thousands of websites to make sure strangers cant see what youre doing. But as the Heartbleed bug as revealed, this essential tool is in dire need of support; the hodgepodge team in charge of upkeep for the open source protocol is severely understaffed and underpaid. Buzzfeed has published a wonderful feature story on the two men who have been primarily responsible for OpenSSL for more than a decade, and it provides a look into just how a simple flaw like Heartbleed could have made it into the code. …

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