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Awoogah – brown alert: OpenSSL preps 'high severity' security fixes

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Re: Why bother about openssl anymore ?

"due to a memory allocator compatible with Win16, MPE 6, VMS 2 and probably ENIAC as well."

The motivation for OpenSSL was to stop programmers form trying to roll their own crypto, then they go and write their own memory allocator. Seems like they really need a big ol' dose of self awareness...

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