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Fix for Heartbleed security flaw pushed out on major websites

Researchers have pushed out a fix for a security flaw that affects as many as two-thirds of all Internet servers and could let hackers intercept encrypted traffic.

9th April, 2014
It isn’t known whether malicious hackers knew about the bug, said researchers.

Researchers have pushed out a fix for a security flaw that affects as many as two-thirds of all Internet servers and could let hackers intercept encrypted traffic including e-mail messages, banking information, usernames and passwords.

The flaw and the fix, which researchers disclosed on April 7, involves a two-year-old programming mistake in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is an open-source software that is widely used by Internet companies to secure traffic flowing between servers and users’ computers. SSL...

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