Heartbleed is a programming flaw in Heartbeat, an extension for OpenSSL, itself an encryption tool to help make websites and online communication more secure.
Heartbleed is a programming flaw in Heartbeat, an extension for OpenSSL, itself an encryption tool to help make websites and online communication more secure.

More than 300,000 servers are still vulnerable to the infamous ‘Heartbleed’ bug, a security researcher has revealed.

Initially over 600,000 servers were exposed to the exploit.

One month after the bug was announced, the number dropped down to 318,239, out of which only 9,042 have been patched to block Heartbleed.

However, Considering the numbers, it’s likely that the lightly-trod corners of the internet will remain vulnerable for a long time, as sites with sub-par security standards continue to leave themselves, and their users, exposed, The Verge reported.

The major flaw can essentially allow attackers to gain access to highly sensitive information, including credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data.

Source: Business Standard