Heartbleed bug: Everything you need to know

News 23 Apr, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

As the Heartbleed bug continues to wreak havoc across the internet, here's our roundup of everything you need to know about it

Cyber security

Bank of England to simulate cyber attacks to test threat response

News 23 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

The attacks will test how prepared 20 of the UK's major banking institutions are


Building a business case for password managers

Analysis & Insight 22 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder ponders the best way for SMBs (and larger firms) to tackle the thorny issue of password security

Malicious code

OpenSSL replacement in the works post-Heartbleed fallout

News 22 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Canadian non-profit organisation confirms work has already begun on replacing "outdated" OpenSSL code


Verizon outlines 9 causes of 94% of cyber attacks

News 22 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

An investigation by Verizon shows cyber-espionage is increasing, while POS attacks are falling

Email again

Virgin Media mass email blunder to be investigated by ICO

News 17 Apr, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Virgin Media botched mail-out to be probed by the Information Commissioner's Office

Windows 8 Mobile Security

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Sponsored 17 Apr, 2014

The mobile world doesn't just face the same challenges of old. Are you ready?

Mumsnet reveals how it fell victim to Heartbleed

News 17 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

The website discovered it was vulnerable when a hacker posted a message on one of its forums, posing as the site's CEO

19-year-old Canadian arrested over Heartbleed attack

News 17 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirm arrest after tax agency attack

Security exploits

President Obama wants NSA to come clean about Heartbleed-like bugs

News 16 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Leak suggests NSA can keep schtum about software bugs that may benefit its activities, but must disclose details about everything else

Internet search

Heartbleed fixes could slow internet to a crawl

News 16 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Security experts warn companies rushing to fix vulnerabilities will cause internet to slow down

Google reveals email scanning in new terms of service

News 16 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Tech giant details email scanning practices following criticisms over transparency

Data Security

Heartbleed FUD: scarier than Jedward as triplets?

Analysis & Insight 15 Apr, 2014 Davey Winder

Davey Winder thinks the fact password reset floodgates are about to open...

security key on keyboard

BlackBerry and Google work on Heartbleed fix to protect users

News 15 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Certain Android phones and BBM could be vulnerable

Criminals target Windows XP for scams as support ends

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Users warned not to download fake security apps for ancient OS


OpenSSL founder warns more support and funding needed to prevent another Heartbleed

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Major users of OpenSSL need to flash cash to avoid more bugs


UK police forces not prepared for large-scale cyber attack

News 14 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Only three out of 43 police forces in the country have plans in place with staff untrained should an incident occur

US government warns over Heartbleed hacker attempts

News 14 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Criminals looking to use bug to steal data.

Fake Android app was an honest mistake, claims developer

News 10 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Deviant Solutions, not Google, behind Play store withdrawal

Web users powerless to stop OpenSSL Heartbleed bug

News 10 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Security experts claim internet users must sit tight and wait for web service providers to fix bug