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Reactions to the NSA ‘Heartbleed’ allegations


  • Bob Sullivan, independent journalist and author

  • Chris Wanstrath, co-founder and CEO, GitHub

  • Chris Willerton, web designer and developer

  • David Maynor, CTO, Errata Security

  • Glenn Greenwald, journalist

  • Kevin Bankston, digital rights lawyer

  • Kevin Mitnick, computer security expert

  • Mikko Hypponnen, chief research officer, F-Secure

  • Nadim Kobeissi, security researcher

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    Shortly after the Bloomberg article was published, the agency denied the claims.

  • Parker Higgins, activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • Quentyn Taylor, blogger and security commentator

  • Tom Zeller Jr., Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

  • Chris Soghoian, principal technologist and senior policy analyst, ACLU

  • 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. continues to investigate these allegations, but in the meantime has gathered immediate Twitter responses from renowned security experts and privacy advocates in the industry.