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Tech Giants Work To Prevent Heartbleed

Jun 02, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

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Large tech companies are taking action for preventing the Heartbleed bug. According to the WSJ, they have to help fund Internet security. The Linux Foundation said last week that it will fund full-time salaries and a security audit for the OpenSSL Project, which manages the code for the most widely used set of online encryption tools.

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Dell and IBM will help to fund the project with donations. Nokia, Huawei Technologies and Smartisan each pledged $50,000 a year to OpenSSL according to WSJ. “It’s not the way we would have chosen to get that recognition, but that has been the way it’s worked out,” said Steve Marquess, head of the OpenSSL.

Marquess declined to WSJ to say how much OpenSSL received from the Linux Foundtation or how much its two full-time coders, Stephen Henson in the U.K. and Andy Polyakov of Sweeden, would be paid. It’s “comparable to what people of that skill and experience level could reasonably get in the private sector.”

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Data security and breaches are a known fact. Amongst all types of organizations to date. The majority of these attacks can be prevented by implementing basic security measures. There has to be faster adoption to learning how to deal with these issues and more aggressively

Mobile threats, malware pose significant risks within Android OS. With the right mobility tools security and privacy advances can be accelerated in offering opportunities. Security solutions and tools should drive overall focus on the organizations outcome. Having more standardized tools that leverage both privacy and security advances best. 

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