'Heartbleed' Bug A Critical Internet Illness

The "Heartbleed" flaw in Internet security is as critical as the name implies and wider spread than first believed.
'Heartbleed' Bug A Critical Internet Illness

Via AFP:

The "Heartbleed" flaw in Internet security is as critical as the name implies and wider spread than first believed.

Warnings about the danger exposed early this week reached widening circles on Thursday, with everyone from website operators and bank officials to Internet surfers and workers who tele-commute being told their data could be in danger.

"Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL," well-known computer security specialist Bruce Schneier said in a post at his schneier.com website.

OpenSSL is a commonly used software platform for encrypted transactions at "https" websites t...

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