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Heartbleed Bug Security Threat

9th April 2014

Heartbleed

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed Bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. This vulnerability exposes a bug in the technology known as “OpenSSL” which is widely used on the internet to digitally scramble sensitive data as it passes to and from computer servers so that only the service provider and the intended recipients can make sense of it. 

The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.

Mashable has provided a long list of websites that could have the flaw: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Blue Chip are working closely with our key vendors and will be in touch with all affected customers as the Security Patches are released. If you are not a Blue Chip customer and are concerned which parts of your infrastructure may be affected, please contact us.

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