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Bash vs Heartbleed Security Flaw

Bash is even worse than Heartbleed, and you can’t do anything about it

September 25th, 2014

A few months ago, a serious security issue affecting millions of websites was discovered – Heartbleed – and subsequently patched by many of them, but it looks like that wasn’t the worst security scare for Internet users this year. CNET reports that a new security vulnerability has been found, the “Bash” or “Shellshock” bug, which could …

OpenSSL Bug

New widespread Internet bug could be more dangerous than Heartbleed

June 6th, 2014

There is nowhere to hide. Just two months following the discovery of Heartbleed, the massive OpenSSL bug that affected two-thirds of the entire Internet at the time it was revealed, a new OpenSSL bug has been uncovered that could be even more dangerous. Led by Masashi Kikuchi, security researchers at Japan-based Lepidum shared their discovery on Thursday, …

Preventing The Next Heartbleed

Google, Amazon among tech companies trying to prevent the next Heartbleed

May 30th, 2014

If there’s one thing that can make the competitive tech industry band together, it’s security. Last month, the Heartbleed bug affected nearly everyone in the industry, requiring millions of customers to change their passwords and rethink the safety that their services provide them. The Wall Street Journal reports that several of the biggest tech firms …

Heartbleed Password Change Required

Heartbleed showed us how shockingly lazy people are with their passwords

May 21st, 2014

Heartbleed, the massive security threat that has recently affected millions of websites, was patched by most large Internet companies and by many site owners, but regular Internet users failed to grasp the significance of the threat, a new Avast study revealed. Furthermore, less than half of those people who knew about Heartbleed failed to take any action …

Heartbleed Vulnerability

You’re still not safe: 318,000 servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed

May 9th, 2014

You’re not out of the woods yet, Web users. It seems like ages ago in Internet time that Heartbleed was first discovered. The massive OpenSSL vulnerability affected about 66% of the entire Internet when it was uncovered by security researchers, and it can allow hackers to intercept sensitive data including usernames and passwords. Big companies moved fast to …

Heartbleed bug: how two Steves protect the Internet

Meet the two men responsible for protecting the Internet

May 2nd, 2014

Last month, the Heartbleed bug was revealed as a major vulnerability in the world’s most popular encryption method, OpenSSL. Since Heartbleed was uncovered, we still don’t know too much about the people behind OpenSSL. To find out more, BuzzFeed has written a great profile of the two guys named Steve who basically control OpenSSL. Steve Henson, a 46-year-old …

White House on Heartbleed Security Flaw

Why the NSA might not say anything about the next ‘Heartbleed’

April 29th, 2014

Secretive agencies like the National Security Agency will not hurry to disclose future Heartbleed-like security issues, or at least they won’t always be interested in doing so, The White House revealed in a blog post. It also reiterated the fact that the NSA did not actually know about this major security bug that affected 66% …

Android Virus Scan Heartbleed

New free app promises to protect Android users from Heartbleed

April 28th, 2014

After all this time, is Heartbleed really still an issue we should be concerned with? Yes, yes it is. Heartbleed, the shockingly severe and widespread OpenSSL flaw that impacted 66% of the entire Internet at the time of its discovery, has already been addressed by thousands upon thousands of websites. But believe it or not, …

How To Tell If Someone Hacked Your Computer

How to tell if any of your accounts have been hacked

April 28th, 2014

Internet users have obviously known for some time that hackers pose a serious threat, but we all got a shocking reminder when security researchers revealed the massive Heartbleed bug earlier this month. The OpenSSL security flaw affected an estimated 66% of the entire Internet at the time of its discovery, and it may have exposed usernames and …

Android Apps Heartbleed Bug

Android apps vulnerable to Heartbleed have been downloaded 150 million times

April 23rd, 2014

Patching up Android to make sure it’s not vulnerable to Heartbleed is one thing. Patching all vulnerable Android apps, on the other hand, is quite another. Re/code draws our attention to a new study from research firm FireEye that claims there have been around 150 million downloads of Android apps that are vulnerable to the …