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Untraceable 'Heartbleed' Bug Lets Hackers Steal Encrypted Data Print E-mail
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Source: International Business Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography Many of the websites you use at home and in the office are vulnerable to hacking, according to researchers who uncovered a security flaw in OpenSSL, the open-source software that is used to encrypt online communications. Websites and apps that encrypt data with a password likely use OpenSSL, and the cryptographic library is used to secure the servers that work with more than 66 percent of active websites on the Internet. The bug, dubbed “Heartbleed,” allows a hacker to easily trick a server running OpenSSL into revealing decryption keys stored on a server’s memory. With those keys, a hacker can eavesdrop on encrypted communications, directly steal sensitive information and impersonate users and services.

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