• Corey Chambers

    Heartbleed Bug

    April 11, 2014 by Corey Chambers

    So nothing has been posted about this on Wikia yet so I'm going to go ahead and post it.

    What is the Heartbleed Bug?

    The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the vastly popular cryptographic software OpenSSL. If you're familiar with what OpenSSL is then you can just skip over this next paragraph.
    OpenSSL is an open sourced implementation of the two protocols, SSL and TLS. Basically what it does is it encrypts your connection to a web server. Have you ever seen the little green lock symbol on the left side of your URL bar? That means that the website you are connected to is using some form of encryption to protect you.

    What does this have to do with me?

    OpenSSL is used by loads of popular websites such as:
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    • Twitter
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