VietNamNet Bridge – About 15 e-banking websites run by commercial banks and payment portals in Vietnam were hacked on Tuesday. Hackers had managed to exploit a recently revealed security bug called OpenSSL Heartbleed, experts said. Shortly before the attacks, Reddit and Heartbleed.com on Monday evening reported that security researchers had found a security flaw in OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard. The flaw offers hackers who are aware of it the ability to extract massive amounts of data from the services that users rely upon every day. Sources said the Heartbleed exploit had affected millions of online transaction accounts and banks’ websites. According to Business Insider, web servers store a lot of information in their active memory, including usernames, passwords, and even the content that users have uploaded to a service. These items are made vulnerable by Heartbleed. Even credit card numbers could be pulled out of the data sitting in memory on the servers that power some services. But worse than that, the flaw has made it possible for hackers to steal encryption keys — the codes used to turn gibberish-looking encrypted data into readable information. The world’s IT bulletins said a lot of big websites, including yahoo.com, became…
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