A major new security vulnerability that affects the Bash shell has been touted as being the most dangerous threat to Internet security ever.
Now that the dangers of an insecure session-layer security library are crystal clear to the world, Intel is one of the companies contributing improvements to its open source version.
The fact that there's a security advisory at all tells us someone actually does care about the encryption library.
The top news stories for May 22, 2014.
Two of ZDNet's finest examine the question of whether the Heartbleed bug happened on account of open source.
A publicity site produced by a college student touting his latest discovery succeeds in making waves, though the hubbub might have been avoided had he just used Google.
In a direct response to the critical Heartbleed bug discovered weeks ago, 12 leading technology firms have each pledged $100,000 per year to fund open source projects.
In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, The Linux Foundation has announced that 12 leading tech companies have each pledged $100,000 per year over the next three years to fund open source projects aimed at improving open source software.
HTC produces the three most popular Android smartphones vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug--the HTC Evo, One S and One X--according to data compiled by security firm Lookout from 100,000 Heartbleed Detector users.
Technology analysts and writers imagine a world where you, your car and your toaster all have Facebook pages. Engineers see the future somewhat differently.