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A Billion Smartphone Users May Be Affected by the Heartbleed Security Flaw
Posted: 14-Apr-2014 [Source: Forbes]

[Smartphone users may not be immune from the Hearbleed Security flaw according to this report.]

Bob Egan -- "Heartbleed may be a billion times worse than you thought.

The Internet security world and the media have sounded alarms about potential vulnerabilities for consumers using “desktop” browsers to visit websites that may be running bogus server code. Yet little attention has been paid to the global problem of 40-60 billion active smartphone applications that may share some of those same servers or connect to their own group of servers that may also be compromised.

For three days now, I’ve been talking about this issue with various firms that specialize in mobile security, trying to get a handle on the issues and the risk. The emerging consensus is this:"

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