Heartbleed Really Is A Bloody Nuisance

Over the past weeks, [Nicholas Weaver, a University of California, Berkeley computer scientist] and researchers at the University of Michigan have been scouring the internet for systems that are vulnerable to the bug, which lets hackers steal information from a machine’s memory. As expected, he found that most websites have now patched the flaw, which was in a common piece of encryption software called OpenSSL. But the [Western Digital] My Cloud is just one example of an enormous problem that continues to lurk across the net: tens of thousands of devices — including not only My Cloud storage devices but routers, printers storage servers, firewalls, video cameras, and more — remain vulnerable to attack.

In other words, the Internet of Things needs a patch. “It really is disturbing, the number of devices that are affected by this,” Weaver says.


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