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Some websites finding it difficult to fix security after Heartbleed

Security experts are finding it harder than realized to patch the Heartbleed vulnerability, improving user security.

Published Tue, Apr 15 2014 2:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Many websites trying to boost security due to the Heartbleed vulnerability are finding it difficult and cumbersome, recent reports indicate. If left unpatched, Internet users could find their usernames, passwords, and other sensitive information vulnerable to theft, with two-third of the world's websites vulnerable.

Some websites finding it difficult to fix security after Heartbleed | TweakTown.com

It's important for companies and website owners to fix the vulnerability, as the NSA reportedly used Heartbleed to snoop on users - and there are warnings that cybercriminals will use the vulnerability as long as they can.

There are many hidden costs in trying to boost security to fix Heartbleed, which may not be appreciated until it's too late.

Here is what Michael Shaulov, CEO of Lacoon Security, recently told the San Francisco Chronicle:

"Just take the salary of all the people in IT and security and divide it by one week - that's probably for everyone, everyone across the board. There is a ripple effect."

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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