April 22, 2014 Leave a comment
For those who have never seen the term Heartbleed before, it is not the latest medical scare to follow SARS, Ebola and Bird-flu. In fact, its nothing medical at all. For those with an eye on the technology news, you may have seen all kinds of mis-reporting and scare stories.
So what is Heartbleed and what can you do to survive it?
First of all, the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is a computer security crack – and NOT a virus.
Heartbleed is a vulnerability in web-servers running the authentication software OpenSSL. This is the non-proprietary version of Secure Sockets Layer, the open source implementation of SSL and TLS, the protocols used for secure connections – look for web addresses beginning https://, not http://. Read more of this post