Heartbleed Bug puts encrypted online transactions at risk, here’s what you should know

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:22 PM.

Heartbleed Bug puts encrypted online transactions at risk, here’s what you should know

Popular web encryption software OpenSSL might have been the preferred choice when it came to making secure transactions on the Internet, but a recent bug in its heartbeat feature can expose user information to malicious websites. The Heartbleed Bug was made public yesterday and it impacted almost every online service that used OpenSSL for data encryption. This includes services provided by companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and others. While you thought that your transactions were secured, the existence of Heartbleed Bug puts that sense of security into question. The Heartbleed Bug has existed for about two years and could have provided a backdoor entry to our encrypted information to malicious hackers as well as government agencies like America's NSA. We take a look at what the Heartbleed Bug means to Internet users. More →
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