Is the Next Heartbleed Hiding in Your Product?

April 23, 2014 Rami Sass

As you probably already know by now, the Heartbleed bug (http://heartbleed.com) is a serious flaw found in a very popular open-source implementation of the SSL protocol. Open-source, like any software, is susceptible to bugs and security flaws. However, the nature of open source is such that it tends to be more wide-spread and provides easier access to malicious users that can access the code. Heartbleed is a good example of how the accessibility of an open-source project, combined with its popularity created a widely distributed defect that ended up causing a lot of damage.

 

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