Israeli firm’s tech protects from next Heartbleed || By David Shamah


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A Jerusalem hacker at work attacking web sites (Photo credit: Sliman Khader/FLASH90)

Heartbleed, the latest cyber-threat to haunt the Web, is more evidence of the back seat security takes among many programmers, according to Maty Siman, CTO and founder of Checkmarx.

“Heartbleed is a bug in the basic implementation of open-source OpenSSL,” said Siman. “Many security problems, like Heartbleed, can be traced to the original code written by programmers — in which they added features without checking the security ramifications.”

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