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Is open source to blame for the Heartbleed bug?

By now you’ve likely heard about the Heartbleed bug, a critical vulnerability that exposes potentially millions of passwords to attack and undermines the very security of the Internet. Because the flaw exists in OpenSSL—which is an open source implementation of SSL encryption—many will question whether the nature of open source development is in some way at fault. I touched based with security experts to get their thoughts. 

Closed vs. Open Source

First, let’s explain the distinction between closed source and open source. Source refers to the source code of a program—the actual text commands that make the application do whatever it does.

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