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Companies still fixing Heartbleed bug






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Many companies are trying to make their websites safe. A new Internet bug called Heartbleed means hackers can get private information. The bug is a hole in software security. Millions of sites have used the software since 2011. The bug was only found last week. Sites like Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Amazon, etc., quickly made a patch to fix the bug, but thousands of small sites and apps are still at risk. It is still possible for hackers to access passwords and other confidential information. Hackers already broke into Canada's tax system and stole 900 passwords.

Security experts say more than a third of the Android Jelly Bean OS users are waiting for a patch. Google has made services such as Search, Gmail, YouTube and Play safe. It is working to fix Jelly Bean. BlackBerry will release a patch for its users later this week. The man who accidentally made the bug spoke to reporters. He said: "I am responsible for the error because I wrote the code." He added: "Unfortunately, this mistake also slipped through the review process and therefore made its way into the released version." He said it was a "simple programming error".

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