‘Protect Yourself Against Heartbleed, The Web’s Security Disaster’ – ‘ReadWrite’
The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Protect Yourself Against Heartbleed, The Web’s Security Disaster”.
Selena Larson says, “The recently discovered Heartbleed bug exposed a gaping hole in the security software that’s supposed to keep your information private while shopping, managing your finances or sending and reading email. While there still aren’t any signs that the bug has actually led to eavesdropping or theft—financial, identity or otherwise—it’s probably only a matter of time.
The good news is that there are ways you can protect your information from thieves and snoops. The bad news is that they’re simple but not necessarily easy.
Why Heartbleed Is A Big Deal
First, some quick background. The Heartbleed bug allows potential attackers to sidestep the cryptographic security that normally protects Web communications on sites that use an open-source version called OpenSSL“.
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