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You’re still not safe: 318,000 servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed

09
May
2014

You’re not out of the woods yet, Web users. It seems like ages ago in Internet time that Heartbleed was first discovered. The massive OpenSSL vulnerability affected about 66% of the entire Internet when it was uncovered by security researchers, and it can allow hackers to intercept sensitive data including usernames and passwords. Big companies moved fast to patch the vulnerability and resolve the problem, but unfortunately not everyone acted so quickly to protect their users. According to a new report from Robert Graham of Errata Security, there are still at least 318,239 servers on the Internet that are vulnerable to Heartbleed. The actual figure is likely much higher than that due to several factors noted by Graham. “The numbers are a little strange.

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