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Internet security key flaw exposes a whole load of private data

23 Apr

heartbleed-bug

Most internet security holes, even the bigger ones, tend to be fairly limited in scope — there are only so many people using the wrong software or visiting the wrong sites. Unfortunately, that’s not true of the newly revealed Heartbleed Bug. The flaw, which affects some older versions of common internet encryption software, lets attackers grab both a site’s secure content and the encryption keys that protect that content. As such, a successful intruder could both obtain your private information from a given site and impersonate that site until its operators catch on. Since the vulnerable code is both popular and has been in the wild for as long as two years, there’s a real possibility that some of your online data is at risk. by engadget

 
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Posted by on 23/04/2014 in IT

 

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