Question for Mac devs re Heartbleed

I’ve been writing about Heartbleed on the home page of Scripting News today.

I have a question for Mac developers. If you are creating an app that uses SSL, do you implement it yourself or do you call a system routine?

I’m sure you see what I’m getting at. If you’re a developer that depends on an operating system vendor’s implementation of SSL, and they’re taking time to update it, does that leave your services open?

I’m asking about the Mac because I use Macs. I’m wondering for example if Dropbox has a security issue because the Mac has one. And Chrome, and whatever else I’m using that communicates securely with a server.

I’m also guessing that Google has their systems secured because they were the ones who initially reported the vulnerability.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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