Reactions to the NSA 'Heartbleed' allegations

Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO, GitHub

Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO, GitHub

David Maynor, CTO, Errata Security

David Maynor, CTO, Errata Security

Chris Willerton, web designer and developer

Chris Willerton, web designer and developer

Glenn Greenwald, journalist

Glenn Greenwald, journalist

Kevin Bankston, digital rights lawyer

Kevin Bankston, digital rights lawyer

Bob Sullivan, independent journalist and author

Bob Sullivan, independent journalist and author

Kevin Mitnick, computer security expert

Kevin Mitnick, computer security expert

Mikko Hypponnen, chief research officer, F-Secure

Mikko Hypponnen, chief research officer, F-Secure

Nadim Kobeissi, security researcher

Nadim Kobeissi, security researcher

Shortly after the Bloomberg article was published, the agency denied the claims.
Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Quentyn Taylor, blogger and security commentator

Quentyn Taylor, blogger and security commentator

Tom Zeller Jr., Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

Tom Zeller Jr., Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst, ACLU

Chris Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst, ACLU

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation

Citing “two people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg reported on Friday that the National Security Agency (NSA) was aware of the SSL/TLS encryption-breaking Heartbleed bug for at least two years before the now infamous flaw caught the attention of the world earlier this week. Shortly after, on its public affairs Twitter account, the NSA said it was not aware of the vulnerability until it was made public. SCMagazine.com continues to investigate these allegations, but in the meantime has gathered immediate Twitter responses from renowned security experts and privacy advocates in the industry.

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