Ybgve Nysaeter Pettersen, a security researcher and Opera developer released a blog on Wednesday that discusses the implications of quick reactions to patch in the Heartbleed vulnerability. According to Pattersen, it is difficult to say why the problem is developed but one possibilitiy is that all the media attention had led to believe that their system was unsecure. This, the pressure, and the need to do something led them to upgrade unaffected server to a newer but still buggy version of the system.

 

The heartbleed vulnerability allows system information like the private encryption keys, and passwords to be extracted from OpenSSL servers.

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