Heartbleed bug shuts down Canadian websites

Government shuts down federal websites as precaution to prevent possible security breaches.

Last updated: 12 Apr 2014 00:43
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Canada has shut down a series of federal websites that were not protected from the 'Heartbleed' bug Authorities say the closures are a precaution and no security breaches have been detected.

The flaw in security has potentially exposed sensitive data in up to two thirds of the world's websites, and is believed to have been around for at least two years. 

Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Toronto.


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