Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

    Date14 Apr 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack thought possible but unconfirmed. The findings come shortly after a challenge created by CloudFlare, a San Francisco-based company that runs a security and redundancy service for website operators.
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