"Heartbleed" is no reason to stop using computers, says expert
Although this bug is related to data encryption and it is more serious than other vulnerabilities in the computer world, Francisco Rente explained that its already being solved.
The software bug "Heartbleed", considered one of the biggest security holes in Internet history, is no reason to stop using computers or other devices, says the expert in computer security.
Interviewed by a radio station Francisco Rente also declared that this kind of problem does happen with some regularity, although this bug "is more critical than normal".
Francisco Rente added that "the experts in those areas will solve this kind of problems. People who are capable in this field are already running mitigation processes and everything will be stabilized".
This problem affects the privacy of communications in e-mail and electronic banking, among others, and is widespread because it affects about half a million websites in the way SSL protocol is implemented by OpenSSL and not in the protocol itself.
According to Francisco Rente, "given the technical details of the vulnerability and how it could be exploited, changing passwords will not guarantee that they are not leaked".