It seems that the Heartbleed bug has left a rather worrying aftermath behind it, after the subsequent fix was found to have smaller bugs that had originally gone undetected.
Heartbleed was brought to light a few weeks back when it was found that the popular OpenSSL software had been compromised, which brought about concerns regarding the security of personal data stored on websites.
OpenSSL was originally meant to encrypt data that was transferred from one user to the other over the internet. Major companies have since provided the project with more cash to improve their security methods and prevent any further exploitation from taking place.
A spokesman from the firm Rapid7 issued a statement saying “They are going to have to patch. This will take some time”. Updated versions of OpenSSL have already been released, so anyone who is still vulnerable has been urged to carry out the necessary updates as soon as possible.
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