E-Commerce Firms Advise Merchants About the Heartbleed Bug
eBay, Etsy, PayPal and others had advice for online merchants who are worried about the Heartbleed bug. A bug in a system used by many e-commerce sites that was supposed to encrypt data such as passwords and credit card numbers means sites were vulnerable for the past two years, and by all accounts, it's a disaster of massive proportions. Small sellers shouldn't assume the problem will go away by itself, according to one vendor. Z-Firm's Rafael Zimberoff said it's urgent that every e-commerce seller who has an open source or PHP-based system on their website take action immediately.