Why 'Heartbleed' is a slow-motion train wreck
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    Why 'Heartbleed' is a slow-motion train wreck

    Why 'Heartbleed' is a slow-motion train wreck

    Analysis: The 'Heartbleed' OpenSSL vulnerability is one of the worst bugs a SANS expert has seen, and that's before the fallout is fully understood.


    Heartbleed causes certificate cleanup nightmare

    In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, the massive deluge of revoked certificates could cause palpitations across the Internet.

  • Does Heartbleed pose a risk to Android users?

    Though millions of Android devices could contain the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, experts say the risk to Android users may not be that great.

  • Heartbleed

    Heartbleed is a vulnerability in some implementations of OpenSSL. Because OpenSSL is used by approximately 66% of all active websites on the Intern...

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