[ISN] Who is Robin Seggelmann and did his Heartbleed break the internet?

http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/who-is-robin-seggelmann-and-did-his-heartbleed-break-the-internet-20140411-zqtjj.html By Lia Timson smh.com.au April 11, 2014 German computer programmer Robin Seggelman has been outed as the man whose coding mistake, now known as Heartbleed, has left millions of internet users and thousands of websites vulnerable to hackers. The discovery, by Google engineers, has prompted experts to call on people to change their passwords to most, if not all, websites they subscribe to after site owners have fixed their vulnerabilities. Dr Seggelman, 31, from the small town of Oelde in north-west Germany, is a contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a not-for-profit global group whose mission is to make the internet work better. He is attached to the Munster University of Applied Sciences in Germany, where, as research associate in the networking programming lab in the department of electrical engineering and computer science, he has published a number of papers, including his thesis on strategies to secure internet communications in 2012. He has been writing academic papers and giving talks on security matters since 2009, while still a PhD student. Advertisement His academic research influence index score of two, based on the number of scientific citations of his work, suggests an influential thinker at the early stages of his scientific career. According to the IETF, Dr Seggelman previously worked for Dutch Telecom IT services subsidiary T-Systems, possibly the largest such consultancy in Germany. […]




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