Heartbleed: The Encryption Flaw that Can Steal Your Online Passwords


The Heartbleed bug has been on the headlines for the past week as a security flaw that allows hackers to steal passwords and other important information online. The problem lies at the heart of OpenSSL, an encryption type widely used for several years. Experts are in discussion as to how such a threat has remained undetected over the years and that this could have been potentially manipulated by government intelligence or hackers without anyone’s knowledge. When passwords and other important information are sent from the client to a server, it is not sent in plain text but rather encrypted to [...]