My Conclusion from the Heartbleed Timeline

This tweet encourages people to read the timeline related to the Heartbleed discovery and dissemination and draw your own interesting conclusions – challenge accepted! There is plenty of fodder in there for the conspiracy theorists, but taking a step back for a second I would draw a conclusion not based on who knew what, but rather how to be one of those entities that knew early. Why take that approach? Well, the companies that learned of this bug early (the timeline lists the ones that admit they did, there were likely others) had a significant advantage here.