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Heartbleed: Private crypto keys can be extracted from vulnerable servers

The recently discovered Heartbleed bug can be exploited to obtain private encryption keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm CloudFlare confirmed late on Friday. The …

Heartbleed bug: Checking websites and changing passwords

In the wake of the discovery of the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, some security experts even went as far as advising users to avoid the Internet for a few days until the problem …

Vendors address the Heartbleed bug

Which products and services are affected by the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL? Vendors have started issuing security advisories telling users which of their products are safe and …

The effect of the Heartbleed bug on open source projects

The Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL is all the information security world is talking about these days. Many are beginning to realize, its existence has opened multiple cans of …

Heartbleed bug: What regular users need to do

As the news of the existence of the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL and the implications of its existence trickles down into mainstream media, users are trying to figure out what …

Whitehat hacker breaches UMD servers to jump-start security remediation

Daving Helkowski, a software architect/engineer working for software consultancy Canton Group, has made a serious mistake that has already cost him his job and might end up …

How does the Heartbleed bug affect me?

By now, you have surely heard about the “Heartbleed” bug discovered in Open SSL, and you’re wondering how its existence affects you. The situation is, …

Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability: A technical remediation

OpenSSL released an bug advisory about a 64kb memory leak patch in their library. The bug has been assigned CVE-2014-0160 TLS heartbeat read overrun. According to OpenSSL, the …

OpenSSL “Heartbleed” bug undermines widely used encryption scheme

OpenSSL, an open-source cryptographic library that is the default encryption engine for popular Web server software and is used in many popular operating system and apps, …

Record year for Facebook bug hunters

With nearly 15,000 submissions – 687 of which were valid and eligible for awards – 2013 has been a record year for Facebook’s bug bounty program. Add to this …

Details for 30 Oracle Java Cloud Service flaws revealed

Polish security start-up Security Explorations has publicly released technical details and Proof-of-Concept code for 30 security vulnerabilities they found in Oracle Java …

European Cybercrime Centre warns about Windows XP security risks

The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol warns about security risks related to the end of Windows XP support. After 8 April 2014, Windows will stop supporting its …

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