What Do Taxes, Security Bugs and Windows XP All Have in Common?

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Tue, Apr 15th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Pete Evans of the CBC, the Heartbleed security exploit caused hundreds of Canadians to have "their social insurance numbers stolen" from the Canada Revenue Agency's website.

Meanwhile, south of the border, America's Internal Revenue Service will be paying millions of dollars to Microsoft to continue supporting Windows XP while it tries to finish off its upgrade to Windows 7. WinXP reached end-of-life on April 8.

Regarding Heartbleed, Bloomberg claims that the NSA knew about it for years; the NSA claims it had no such knowledge. Either way, enough people knew about it, which may or may not have been a problem: no-one is "disclosing."

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