The Congressmen commended the US stance in opposition to a telecommunications treaty being negotiated at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai that would boost efforts to stifle Internet freedom around the world.
Weekly News Round-up
- Critical crypto bug exposes Yahoo Mail, other passwords Russian roulette-style at Ars Technica. The flaw in OpenSSL, which is the implementation used by roughly two thirds of web servers, has been described as an ‘11’ on a 1 to 10 scale of severity.
- NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years on Bloomberg. Anonymous sources claim that NSA discovered the OpenSSL flaw soon after it was released but did not disclose it.
- Microsoft XP’s massive cybersecurity problem in Politico. XP received its last security update on Tuesday, meaning as many as one quarter of personal computers will be vulnerable to any new exploits.