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It’s no exaggeration to say that Heartbleed is a very big deal. However, the rush to mitigate Heartbleed vulnerabilities may have actually driven some businesses to take actions that actually increased their risk.

According to Netcraft’s SSL survey, more than 30,000 TLS/SSL certificates have been revoked/reissued keys that remain vulnerable to Heartbleed. Why did consumers and enterprises misunderstand the key components of Heartbleed?

Listen to episode 144 of our security slice podcast and hear Craig YoungKen Westin, Dwayne Melancon and Lamar Bailey discuss why  technical and consumer publications had knee-jerk reactions to Heartbleed, the need for security experts to provide step-by-step security guidance, and why password managers  have become the unlikely heroes in the Heartbleed saga.

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