Know Heartbleed Bugs Threaten the Internet
In recent years, the spread of the internet commotion with Heartbleed bugs that attack a large number of sites on the internet, including Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter. This bug attack OpenSSL encryption standard that is generally used to store data and sensitive information, such as passwords , usernames and credit card information pegguna, with a wide range. Based on internet service Netcraft, there were 500 thousand web sites stricken and vulnerable at this Heartbledd.
Heartbleed bug was first discovered by researchers from Codenomicon and Google, Neel Mehta, on Friday. Bug themselves “created” by Robin Seggelmann also formerly worked in the OpenSSL project in 2008 until 2012.
Heartbleed If attacked by bugs, the site will be vulnerable to hacking and they can penetrate up to 64 kilobytes of memory data from the server. Electronic Frontier Foundation explains, the more frequent the bugs attack, the hackers obtained information that may be more and more.
“With the information obtained from the bugs, one can run a fake version of a web site and use it to steal all types of information, such as credit card numbers or personal message, “said Electronic Frontier Foundation, as reported by CNet , Friday, April 11, 2014.
Later, Heartbleed case is associated with the data theft committed by the NSA. Even the American security agencies reportedly been aware of the presence of bugs since two years ago and use it to collect data. However, the White House denied any involvement in the case Heartbleed NSA is in cyberspace.