Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday April 11, 2014

How Heartbleed Broke the Internet - And Why It Can Happen Again

This is kind of depressing when you think about it. Let's hope this doesn't happen again. eek!

It’s no surprise that a small bug would cause such huge problems. What’s amazing, however, is that the code that contained this bug was written by a team of four coders that has only one person contributing to it full-time. And yet Henson’s situation isn’t an unusual one. It points to a much larger problem with the design of the internet. Some of its most important pieces are controlled by just a handful of people, many of whom aren’t paid well آ— or aren’t paid at all.