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Oh... Joy... *BSD is affected, too. My router is a pfSense box.

http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=139698608410938&w=2

In a nutshell, the OpenSSL developers are deliberately bypassing native memory protection of Operating Systems. As a result this bug which would have been caught on OpenBSD, went undetected due to OpenSSL developer's negligence. The fact that the code was submitted on NYE of 2011 makes you question whether the author deliberately did it at a time where it will get the least amount of cross examination.
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I hope Arch Linux wasn't compromised.

^^This redface.gif

Doubt it though since this info doesn't seem to really be backed up by anything...
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Guys I want my security just as bad as the next guy, don't get me wrong on that!

But in the big perspective, I just think there are 'bigger fish to fry' other than us home users for the NSA.

who knows when you become the next big fish to fry when they are done frying others

its really the "i dont care" , "not my problem" , " they are wost then me" etc attitudes that gets us into this mess when we bend over to these powers
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Isn't Julian Assange schizophrenic? I'm not sure I trust his opinion on this.
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Um...so we're taking a post on a website from a guy who claims everyday CPUs are "quantum" computers? And Julian Assange claims what...that Linux is compromised or that a few packages might have bugs no one notices but the NSA for a while? I think I'd trust Linus and his dislike for the NSA over Julian on this one. Also, I can't wait for the Debian guys to retort (wonder if they'll even justify the need to). Nothing is completely secure and I don't doubt various groups would want ins but I find it suspect they got such ins without people knowing and making a big deal about it.
     
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I hope Arch Linux wasn't compromised.

What are you talking about? It entirely depends on what version of OpenSSL your Arch install is running.
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^^This redface.gif

Doubt it though since this info doesn't seem to really be backed up by anything...

Precisely, Assange is playing the "look at MEEEEEE!!!!!" game again.

Until a real source says it, it's bunk.
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I was actually thinking almost the exact same thing lol.

Us home users are essentially nothing to them. Now if you work for a big time corporation and you use a computer, yes this may be of concern. Or if you host websites or something, idk. Someone make a point to prove me wrong thumb.gif

Define bigtime corporation. I'm at an F100...
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Not sure this is really news, considering the NSA has firmware level back doors on products we buy. It is nothing for them to have it on software....
Nothing, to be honest.

The most secure way of communicating across a distance I can think of is sending a hand written letter, wrapped in foil to prevent electronic scanning of what is inside the envelope. Then the sender just hoping it isn't "lost" in the mail.
..except the government is allowed to examine mail! tongue.gif

Actually, the safest way is to meet someone in person and give them a one-time pad..... then send the encoded message to them via whatever means.

Diffie-Hellman should still be secure since the math is still not crackable.
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..except the government is allowed to examine mail! tongue.gif

Actually, the safest way is to meet someone in person and give them a one-time pad..... then send the encoded message to them via whatever means.

Diffie-Hellman should still be secure since the math is still not crackable.

Well that's a bit impractical isn't it tongue.gif

Plus that involves going outside!!!shift+one!11!
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