The Heartbleed Bug is simply a hole in the encrypted channel. Really, its not virus, its just a bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. It leaves open a hole that allows hackers to get in and around the encryption between you and the site. This means that the information stored on the servers, and passed between you and server are possible to steal.

This is a kind of vulnerability that effects only in internet and only with servers installed/used OpenSSL cryptographic software library. As I told, its just a hole in the encrypted communication pipeline, the hole leaves a chance to attack. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

In real, the bug is in our web since two years, but not identified. Because of the bug is formed due to code error made by the OpenSSL developer and that was a very small error. In simple words the Heartbleed Bug is not an attack, it was a bad code written by the people in OpenSSL.

How to understand & Take Precaution:

Most of the people asking me, Am I effect with Heartbleed Bug?

My Answer is possibly YES. But don’t worry. Still no one report any details reached to hackers due to this bug.

Well, taking precaution is better than cure. So first check the websites you using with the following tool, to identify the chance of attack. At the end of this page I have listed few of the mostly using websites that affects.

Click here to Check Heartbleed bug effected or not

As a precaution its better to change the password of you web account in the following websites listed end of this page. Also if you are a web administrator running a website with OpenSSL cryptography protocol you must update it ASAP to secure user details.

Android are using billions in our world, The android 4.1.1 had effect of Heartbleed Bug.