US warns banks and other firms to take alert on Heartbleed bug

The US government asked the banks and other businesses organizations to be on alert on Heartbleed bug. There is a chance that hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the Heartbleed bug. Two of the biggest makers of networking equipment, Cisco and Juniper said some of their networking products are susceptible to the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed is a security flaw in a ubiquitous piece of encryption software called OpenSSL and it is used by popular websites like Google, Facebook and Yahoo. The German programmer named Robin Seggelmann has taken responsibility of Heartbleed, said he accidentally introduced the bug two years ago while working on a research project at the University of Muenster in Germany. US government asked banks and other financial institutions should take steps to patch their computer systems to prevent attacks that exploit the vulnerability.

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