SERIOUS ONLINE THREAT: See if you’re a victim to Heartbleed

KFOR.com

Multiple media outlets have reported about a critical security bug that is crippling the internet.

Security researchers have uncovered a fatal flaw in a key safety feature for surfing the web — the one that keeps your email, banking, shopping, passwords and communications private.

What is it you ask?

It’s called Heartbleed bug, and it is essentially and information leak.

It starts with a hole in the software that the vast majority of websites on the internet use to turn your personal information into strings and random numbers and letters.

If you see a padlock image in the address bar, there’s a good chance that site is using the encryption software that was impacted by the Heartbleed bug.

For more than two years now, Heartbleed has allowed outsiders to peek into the personal information that was supposed to be protected from snoopers.

The bug allows potential hackers to take advantage of a…

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