The “Heartbleed Bug” 101

The "Heartbleed Bug" 101

The HeartBleed Vulnerability: The Next Step for Users

On Monday, April 7, 2014, the information security community received news about a vulnerability in the OpenSSL (Open Secure Socket Layers) cryptographic library called the “Heartbleed” bug that can allow hackers the ability to collect passwords, credit cards numbers, private keys and other data on servers that operated the software.