BlackBerry is preparing Heartbleed fixes for BBM Messenger

BlackBerry plans to release a set of updates to plug the security holes left by the OpenSSL flaw Heartbleed. Heartbleed is a security flaw which was discovered by researchers this month. The vulnerability is found in OpenSSL software used to keep data secure across a variety of services, including across messaging services, content sharing, online shopping and banking.

To address vulnerabilities in programs related to the “Heartbleed” security threat, BlackBerry Ltd. intends to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday, Reuters reported Sunday. Security experts first told companies to focus on securing vulnerable websites, but since then, they’ve warned about threats to technology used in data centers and on mobile devices running Google‘s Android software and Apple Inc’s iOS software. Last week, researchers cautioned that they found Heartbleed, a bug that goes after the OpenSSL software often used to keep informatio secure, potentially enabling hackers to rob enormous troves of data without leaving any traces, according to Reuters.

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