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The mass rush among Web-hosting companies to replace security certificates hit by the Heartbleed bug has led to a spike in bandwidth demand as the number of SSL revocations has skyrocketed to more than 70,000 a day, according to one tally. "The activity of browsers downloading the Globalsign CRL generated around 40 Gbps of net new traffic across the Internet," said security service CloudFlare. "If you assume that the global average price for bandwidth is around $10/Mbps, just supporting the traffic to deliver the CRL would have added $400,000USD to Globalsign's monthly bandwidth bill."

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