MONTREAL, May 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - One month following the public announcement of the Heartbleed computer vulnerability, more then 40,000 Canadian systems, some operated by large enterprises remain exploitable. This is the conclusion of research performed by Logicnet and its EVA-Technologies division across 200 millions Internet systems covering Canada, Switzerland and France.
As of May 5th, 1.17% of exposed systems in Canada are exploitable, compared with 1.43% in Switzerland and 4.75% in France. « Our results are a clear indication that Canada is doing well compared to other European countries », comments Eric Parent, President of EVA-Technologies. It is his opinion however that too many risks remain:
« Many managers in large enterprises still do not realize that this vulnerability impacts many more systems then anticipated and not just web servers. They must thoroughly examine all systems and ensure they adopt all the corrective actions required. As an example, we observed the vulnerability on the mail systems of two large political parties" »
Eric Parent highlights that « managers must realize that their enterprise is vulnerable if any of their significant business partners have not addressed this across their entire infrastructure ».
The Logicnet research team will perform these tests monthly to better illustrate the progress as time moves forward.
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