XP Ends, "Heartbleed" Bug Arrives Same Day? - Now Government Takeover Of Software Being Called For

Absolutely transparent ordo ab chao scheme: 4-8-14 Microsoft ends support for Windows XP; "catastrophic" software-based global threat to the internet suddenly pops up same day, instant solution proffered: federal government control of software:
Heartbleed: What programs are 'critical infrastructure'?  zdnet.com

[excerpted] Tuesday was supposed to be about Windows XP, and basically it was, but there was another event which was of greater security significance: Heartbleed.

Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL, a software library of great significance, used by almost everyone (except Microsoft) for their SSL/TLS code...Obviously it's of critical importance that this code be as correct and unexploitable as possible.

If so many users, in government, private industry, non-profits, all over, are relying on this code, perhaps the security of it can't be left purely in the hands of the 15 men of the OpenSSL development team.

In fairness to the OpenSSL team, I don't know how much scrutiny they subject their code to. But, even so, it can't ever be enough. One of the suggestions that @dakami makes is "I believe strongly in federally funded source monitoring of important projects. Social good, social burden."

Now this is thought provoking. Even as a relatively libertarian type, I think the government has always had a proper role in the establishment and maintenance (including security) of critical standards. (It's even in the Constitution, Article I Section 8: "The Congress shall have Power To... fix the Standard of Weights and Measures...") It's not much of a stretch in my mind to extend this power from actual standards, with which NIST is concerned, to critical implementations of software standards.

Many private companies already perform security audits on their own code or on open source components that they use. Apparently it's not enough and it never really can be enough.

re: "extend this power..to..software standards"

This one is just too easy. The push to force everything and everybody to the cloud just went to the next level, exactly as has been planned long beforehand; see:

Windows 8: The Cloud, Big Brother, And the Eye-of-Horus; The World Is Ready, Says Microsoft 11-22-12 "...[12-20-11] taking the responsibility out of the hands of users will keep the Web safer...."It's the future ... for all software...a strategic direction shift" - Would that strategic direction shift be to take all software out of the users control and "shift" it to the "cloud"? If that were the case, it would give tremendous internet 'gatekeeping' power to those now building their 666 totalitarian global kingdom...the global system to monitor and control everything and everybody that comes with [it] - and that Windows 8 (and beyond) is going to make it happen?" [see post]

Now that XP is officially "unprotected", suppose the next thing will be a worldwide XP hack-attack and XP computers will be made out to be a 'threat to global internet security'. Pretty predictable but we'll have to see.

Goes without saying that many people are not wanting to give up XP, but the ZWO beast-kingdom-comers have already sent their answer - they don't care about any 'bleeding heart' emotional sentimentalism for the 'old order' of things, they want the whole world 'clouded up' for the 'new order', and they want it nowwwww. Be aware.
 Rev. 18:4
Ezekiel 30:3 'For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen'

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