Heartbleed Will Affect Internet Speeds

Security analysts at Netcraft are warning Internet users that they should expect slower speeds in the coming weeks as more and more websites attempt to patch the horrific Heartbleed error.


BBC News spoke with Paul Mutton of Netcraft who said that while major sites like Facebook had patched their holes, countless vulnerabilities still exist in the 500,000 affected sites and we need to remain cautious.

“It would be safest to assume that all of the 500,000 certificates have been compromised,” he told the BBC. “Most Certificate Authorities are offering to reissue and revoke for free, so there is no excuse not to take action.”

As sites revoke their certificates, this will have an effect on browser speeds and Mutton notes that revocations are steadily rising in response to Heartbleed.