On Monday, April 7th, 2014, a serious bug in OpenSSL was discovered that helps attackers to browse memory info from servers installed with OpenSSL. As almost 80% of the servers including (google, yahoo and facebook datacenter servers) run with OpenSSL, it’s became a headache of the server administrators to fix up the vulnerability by implementing security patches and to diligently patch the exploit on the affected systems.
What is Heartbleed Bug?
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL server library. This loophole allows hackers in stealing the protected information easily, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications like web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs). Continue reading