Online transactions are now safe: Bkav

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 16:15

Viet Nam's security company Bkav said that users can make online transactions in Viet Nam without worrying about OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Users can make online transactions safely in Viet Nam without worrying about OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, said Viet Nam's leading security company Bkav.

The firm checked the e-banking system of 62 banks and 30 online payment portals and published the result on April 12.

Ngo Tuan Anh, deputy director of the company's cyber security division, said that there were still security loopholes, such as the present bug, in the virtual world. "Users should set strong passwords, use anti-malware software and update new versions of software and operating system," he said.

Earlier, Bkav had issued warnings on the loophole and recommended that users be careful while making important online transactions.

The bug, which creates vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, allows hackers to steal information protected by SSL/TLS encryption, which is used to secure Internet traffic. — VNS

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