The Heartbleed Bug

Contributed by Librado Santibanez

A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security worries across the internet. Heartbleed affects many things, including web servers, routers that connect office networks to the internet, mobile apps and VPNs (Virtual Private Network). It has been estimated that 60 percent of secure web sites that are using OpenSSL are affected. In addition, Heartbleed cannot be traced. In many cases, online access to web sites were shut down for several days until it could be patched and upgrade for Heartbleed. What is Heartbleed bug? How does it work? What does it affect? Who created the bug and when? What do we need to know? How can we fix it? Overall, these are the most frequently asked questions as a client and server.

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