Heartbleed Bug Endangers Medical Data, Internet as a Whole

So far, I’m not seeing much coverage of the Heartbleed bug and the security of patient information, although the Heartbleed crypto bug may be the biggest security news/threat of the year.

Chris Wiltz writes:

A bug has been discovered by security solutions provider Codenomicon Defensics and Google Security that would allow hackers to access a variety of personal information without being detected. It’s been dubbed “Heartbleed” and its medical-sounding name isn’t the only reason that device makers and healthcare IT should be concerned.

…. I don’t want to sound alarmist here, but this is serious.

Indeed. Read more on MDDI.

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