NCCIC Releases Information Regarding Recent OpenSSL Vulnerability "Heartbleed"

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) released information to the public today regarding "Heartbleed," which was accidentally added to a vital piece of software called OpenSSL. OpenSSL is the software that makes it safe to do such things as move financial information online. The information released by the NCCIC reads, in part, "At this time there have not been any reported attacks or malicious incidents involving this particular vulnerability, but because it is a highly visible media topic, it is possible that cyber-criminals could exploit it in the future." To read more about the recently-discovered OpenSSL vulnerability, and to find out what you can do to reduce your risk of becoming the target of a cyber-attack, click here.

 

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