Heartbleed



NSA exploited Heartbleed Bug for Years - Bloomberg: LINK ¤ BLOOMBERG

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  • "the US National Security Agency knew for at least two years"

 

 

 

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  • "about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information"

 

 

 

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  • "now dubbed the "Heartbleed" bug"

 

 

 

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  • "and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Heartbleed appears to be one of the biggest flaws in the Internet’s history"

 

 

 

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  • "affecting the basic security of as many as two-thirds of the world’s websites"

 

 

 

 

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  • "putting the Heartbleed bug in its arsenal"

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA was able to obtain passwords and other basic data"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the agency found Heartbleed shortly after its introduction"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and it became a basic part of the agency’s toolkit for stealing account passwords and other common tasks"

 

 

 

 

 

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Internet Security Flaws - the New York Times:
LINK ¤ the NEW YORK TIMES

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  • "President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency"

 

 

 

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  • "discovers major flaws in Internet security"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it should - in most circumstances - reveal them to assure that they will be fixed"

 

 

 

 

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  • "rather than keep mum so that the flaws can be used in espionage"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but Mr. Obama carved a broad exception for "a clear national security or law enforcement need""

 

 

 

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  • "a loophole that is likely to allow the NSA to continue to exploit security flaws"

 

 

 

 

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  • "elements of the decision became evident, when the White House denied that it had any prior knowledge of the Heartbleed bug"

 

 

 

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  • "the White House statement said that when such flaws are discovered"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there is now a "bias" in the government to share that knowledge with computer and software manufacturers"

 

 

 

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  • "so a remedy can be created and distributed to industry and consumers"

 

 

 

 

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  • "documents released by Edward J. Snowden make it clear that two years before Heartbleed became known"

 

 

 

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  • "the NSA was looking at ways to accomplish exactly what the flaw did by accident"

 

 

 

 

 

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Angela Merkel denied access to her NSA File - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the US government is refusing to grant Angela Merkel access to her NSA file"

 

 

 

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  • "or answer formal questions from Germany about its surveillance activities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the latest information about the US refusal to divulge surveillance information about Merkel was revealed by in response to a parliamentary query by Green MP Omid Nouripour"

 

 

 

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  • "who asked if the German chancellor had requested the release of paperwork relating to US intelligence agents' surveillance of her phone calls"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in its response a spokesperson for the German interior ministry confirmed that Merkel's government had submitted an official request on 24 October"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but that the US government had not supplied information in this regard"

 

 

 

 

 

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German Interior Minister de Maizière - Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Spiegel online: "Minister de Maizière, nine weeks ago at the Munich Security Conference you demanded that the United States provide detailed information about its spying activities in Germany. Have you received anything from them yet ?"



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  • "the information we have received thus far is insufficient"

 

 

 

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  • "the US' surveillance measures are being implemented in an excessive, boundless fashion"

 

 

 

 

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  • "if even two-thirds of what Edward Snowden has presented or what has been presented with his name cited as the source is true"

 

 

 

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  • "then I would conclude that the USA is operating without any kind of boundaries"

 

 

 

 

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Spiegel online: "where is there a threat that damage will be done ?"




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  • "I am thinking of the foreign policy damage. Because the greater damage has actually been inflicted by the Americans and not the Germans"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "approval ratings for Americans in German polls are lower right now than they have been in a long time"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "America should have an interest in improving them"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "words alone will not suffice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEARTBLEED - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ HEARTBLEED

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  • "is a software bug in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL"

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NSA soll Heartbleed-Fehler systematisch ausgenutzt haben
- Spiegel online: LINK ¤ SPIEGEL ONLINE

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  • "der US-Geheimdienst NSA hat die schwere Internet-Sicherheitslücke "Heartbleed" angeblich systematisch ausgenutzt"

 

 

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  • "die Schwachstelle in der Verschlüsselungssoftware ist dem Geheimdienst seit "mindestens zwei Jahren" bekannt gewesen"

 

 

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  • "dies würde bedeuten, dass die Lücke der NSA praktisch von Beginn an offenstand - denn Heartbleed existiert seit etwa zwei Jahren"

 

 

 

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  • "die erst in dieser Woche öffentlich gewordene Schwachstelle sorgt dafür, dass Angreifer Verschlüsselungen aushebeln und die vermeintlich geschützten Daten abgreifen können"

 

 

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  • "die NSA hat die Lücke kurz nach Auftauchen des fehlerhaften Software-Codes entdeckt"

 

 

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  • "sie ist dann zu einem Grundelement des "Werkzeugkastens" des Abhör-Dienstes geworden - zum Beispiel, um Passwörter zu stehlen"

 

 

 

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NSA darf Internet-Sicherheitslücken nur im Ausnahmefall nutzen - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "das Weiße Haus" verweist "auf eine neue Regelung"

 

 

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  • "derzufolge Regierungsbehörden wie die NSA Sicherheitslücken publik machen müssen"

 

 

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  • "freilich gibt es Ausnahmen: wenn die Ausnutzung einer Lücke eindeutig für Zwecke der nationalen Sicherheit oder Strafverfolgung benötigt wird"

 

 

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  • "dürfen sich Behörden über die allgemeine Regel hinwegsetzen"

 

 

 

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Merkel erhält keinen Einblick in ihre NSA-Akte - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel erhält von der US-Regierung keinen Einblick in ihre NSA-Akte"

 

 

 

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  • "der außenpolitische Sprecher der Grünen, Omid Nouripour, hatte die deutsche Bundesregierung gefragt"

 

 

 

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  • "ob Merkel um die Herausgabe der Unterlagen bitte, die im Zuge der Überwachung ihres Funktelefons durch den US-Nachrichtendienst NSA entstanden sind"

 

 

 

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  • "das deutsche Innenministerium antwortete, es habe die USA im Oktober 2013 um Auskunft zu dem Sachverhalt gebeten"

 

 

 

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  • "dieser Bitte ist aber offenbar nicht Folge geleistet worden"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEARTBLEED - Wikipedia DE: LINK ¤ HEARTBLEED

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  • "als Heartbleed-Bug wird ein schwerwiegender Fehler in der Open-Source-Bibliothek OpenSSL bezeichnet"

 

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  • "durch seine Tragweite hatte er Auswirkungen auf große Teile des Internets"
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