Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heartbleed: What You Need To Do

Most of us have heard the news about the "Heartbleed" vulnerability, which possibly allows hackers to retrieve your login password or other personal information from many popular web sites. So what's it all about?

"Heartbleed" refers to a vulnerability in an encryption library that's used by many different web servers. The library is called "OpenSSL," and it's what's used to make online commerce, banking and other activities secure. OpenSSL is not the only encryption library available, but it's one of the most popular.