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OpenSSL Patches Six Vulnerabilities

The open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library project issued a security update this week that patched six issues, though only two of them are rated “critical.”

OpenSSL itself is a critical part of the Internet’s infrastructure, as one of the most widely deployed encryption elements. It is included in desktop, mobile and server applications to help enable Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption for data in motion.