The Biggest Security Breach in the History of the Internet May Have Hacked All Your Information

Tom McKay reports:

The news: Security researchers have identified a very, very serious security hole in one of the fundamental technologies protecting personal data all across the Internet. OpenSSL, the cryptographic software library that an estimated two-thirds of web servers worldwide use to connect with end users and guard against digital eavesdropping, has been vulnerable to hackers for as long as two years. It may be the biggest security breach in the history of the Internet.

In a blog post published Monday, the OpenSSL researchers dubbed the critical flaw “Heartbleed,” admitted that the glitch allows for easy, untraceable breaches of secure systems, and announced the release of an immediate fix.

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