HeartBleed

The Heartbleed Bug

The HeartBleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug has been making news for quite some time now. Announced in April 2014, it has been identified as one of the biggest security loophole in the OpenSSL technology. OpenSSL technology is an open source library which provides implementation of the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TSL (Transport Sockets Layer) protocols and is mainly used to encrypt web communications. Heartbleed makes the sensitive information which travel using SSL or TSL protocol, vulnerable to attackers/hackers. Almost all our internet activities like web browsing, email, social media, banking etc has come at risk because of this defect identified. Let us find out little more useful information about this bug.

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