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Google, Amazon among tech companies trying to prevent the next Heartbleed

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May
2014

If there’s one thing that can make the competitive tech industry band together, it’s security. Last month, the Heartbleed bug affected nearly everyone in the industry, requiring millions of customers to change their passwords and rethink the safety that their services provide them. The Wall Street Journal reports that several of the biggest tech firms on the planet are doing what they can to prevent the next Heartbleed by helping to pay the salaries of full-time employees and funding an audit for the OpenSSL Project. If you’re unaware of the OpenSSL Project’s work, it is responsible for managing the code for many of the most common online encryption tools. The Linux Foundation will be taking charge of the funding initiative, but with

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