The Heatbleed catastrophe has dramatically revealed that our current system of Internet security is primarily based on an open source software called OpenSSL. Heartbleed has shown that the whole security of the Internet can depend on one unpaid volunteer like Segglemann, a lone PhD student in Münster, Germany, who had nothing better to do on New year’s eve than finish a freebie software coding project. No doubt he thought it would help his resume. Bad decision.
Something is terribly wrong when the whole Internet is vulnerable due to the mistake of one math student.
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