The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography No matter how hard you try to stay safe, some aspects of securing your online data are completely out of your hands. That fact was made painfully obvious on Monday, when the Internet got caught with its collective pants down thanks to a critical vulnerability affecting a fundamental tool for secure online communications. Called Heartbleed, the bug has been in the wild for more than two years now. It allows attackers to exploit a critical programming flaw in OpenSSL--an open source implementation of the SSL/TLS encryption protocol.

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