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US denies knowledge of a security bug on the Web

The Heartbleed bug was discovered by Finnish researchers and a researcher at Google.
The Heartbleed bug was discovered by Finnish researchers and a researcher at Google.Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters/File

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration denied Friday that the National Security Agency or other parts of the federal government had known about the Heartbleed security vulnerability that has created widespread fears that passwords and other sensitive information belonging to millions of Internet users may have been revealed over the past two years.

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