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Akamai Withdraws Proposed Heartbleed Patch

As researchers demonstrate OpenSSL bug exploits that retrieve private keys, Akamai rescinds a patch suggestion for the SSL/TLS library after a security researcher punches holes in it.

Fallout from the Heartbleed vulnerability continues, with Akamai rescinding a patch that it claimed would have blocked exploits designed to target the OpenSSL flaw itself.

Akamai CSO Andy Ellis warned Sunday that code recently published by his firm to guard against attempts to use the Heartbleed vulnerability to steal OpenSSL private keys, and which Akamai has used for 13 years to protect its customers, was flawed and shouldn't be trusted.


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