April 2016
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia;Apr2016, p1
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A bug in the widely used OpenSSL Internet security protocol that was discovered on April 1, 2014. Heartbleed enabled a large amount of memory (RAM) to be accessed, which could disclose passwords and private keys. Although a patch was forthcoming in a matter of days, more than a half million Web servers were vulnerable until the patch was applied. See OpenSSL, SSL and TLS.


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    The National Security Agency may have known about Heartbleed.

  • Does Your Heart Bleed? Brink, Rob // Congregationalist;Jun2014, Vol. 166 Issue 2, p9 

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  • No bugs on Tramada.  // Travel Daily;4/15/2014, p1 

    The article reports on the statement issued by travel technology firm Tramada in April 2014 concerning the internet server Heartbleed flaw.

  • Numbers.  // Multichannel News;5/5/2014, Vol. 35 Issue 18, p30 

    The article reports that 39% of Internet users protected their personal data after the Heartbleed security flaw.

  • NEWS AND VIEWS.  // Micro Mart;4/24/2014, Issue 1308, p37 

    The author points out the need to disseminate accurate information about the Heartbleed data security breach issue.

  • Fix a security bug, break the Internet. Steeves, Rich // Inside Counsel (SyndiGate Media Inc.);5/20/2015, p1 

    The article offers the author's view on the security flaws Heartbleed and Freak which induce vulnerability to websites from hackers.

  • Banks Examine Heartbleed Impact. Wood, Molly // Banking Strategies Daily;4/11/2014, p3 

    The article focuses on the move of the banking institutions in the U.S. to analyze the effects of the coding flaws committed by Heartbleed. It mentions that the coding flaws has resulted for banking institutions to fix their websites aimed to protect sensitive personal information of their...


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