OpenSSL to release High Severity bug fix

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OpenSSL, the cryptography software library enabling SSL/TLS-related functionality for most of the world’s webserver software, announced recently that they would be releasing a new version of their software tomorrow, July 9th 2015, to address a high severity threat to systems using their software.

The details of the threat have not been made known to the public, but considering it has been rated as high severity, users of OpenSSL should immediately update their systems following the release of the patch. Not doing so could be disastrous, potentially leading to such hacker activity as denial of service attacks or remote code execution on affected systems. Typically, details on the methods used to exploit a high severity bug are released after a fix has been issued to users of the software, so time is of the essence tomorrow: update your systems quickly!