Heartbleed is still not dead
Heartbleed is still not dead!From quite some time Heartbleed has aggressively attacked websites like Yahoo, Facebook, LastPass and Android operating system as well. Various smartphones equipped with the Jellybean version of Android detected the presence of Heartbleed in their OS. The attackers using Heartbleed penetrate it in the Apps. Download of apps consistently gives a gateway to Heartbleed. Despite of finding a cure to eradicate it, Heartbleed is becoming all the more complicate with time. Though sources revealed its elimination from the system, yet Heartbleed has been found back. Robert Graham, cybersecurity research analyst conducted a scanning process for 443 internet port in the beginning of April. During that time, Heartbleed was very much in news since it had attacked over 600000 systems in a short time span. He later found that around 1.5 million systems were supporting “Heartbleed”. He said, “This implies to me that the first response to the bug was to disable heartbeats, then later when people correctly patched the software, heartbeats were re-enabled.” Supporting this thought, a California based security firm named “Sucuri Security” found the effects and future impact of Heartbleed to be threatening and worse. One of the officials of the company said, “I bet the results will be much worse on that one.” However, the concern for Heartbleed is excessively increasing due to its malware impact on the IT Systems. It is essential to come up with a cure as soon as possible. The security and IT experts worldwide are striving to come up with a permanent cure for Heartbleed. Till then, there are some security steps which people can ensure for the basic protection in their system.
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