Fox News reports that security researchers are using the heartbleed bug to target hackers. Private hacker forums can be compromised and conversations where hackers exchange data and information can be snagged and used by anti-malware researchers. Read the entire story here.
In light of the nightmare that is the HeartBleed bug, big players in the tech industry are now throwing money at OpenSSL. Thanks to this monetary injection OpenSSL will be able to employ two full time developers as well as funding for auditing. You can read IT News’ write up on this here.
If you don’t yet know what HeartBleed is you can read about it here. It is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptography library that allows hackers to gain access to a computer or server’s data. Now hackers are exploiting this in a scheme to trick people into downloading and installing malicious software, as reported by […]