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Heartbleed Bug takes General Public by Storm
Finnish computer experts discovered a crucial security hole in the encrypting software OpenSSL, referred to as the Heartbleed bug.
The National Security Agency (NSA) revealed prior knowledge to the bug for two years. OpenSSL is used by two thirds of all Internet browsers and is supposed to make passwords and email contents unreadable for third parties.
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