Heartbleed bug even buggier than first thought

The so-called Heartbleed bug not only is turning out to be among the most widespread cyber vulnerabilities around, it’s also proving tough to detect.

London-based security firm Hut3 has found that 95 percent of the software tools designed to determine whether web sites have a problem with the bug aren’t reliable, according to the Guardian newspaper.

“A lot of companies out there will be saying they’ve run the free web tool and they’re fine, when they’re not,” Hut3’s Edd Hardy told the Guardian. “There’s absolute panic.”

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