"Heartbleed" bug gave cybercriminals a backdoor to encrypted data

04/10/2014 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A widespread vulnerability in one of the most popular website encryption solutions on the market exposed two-thirds of the Internet to possible intrusion, according to security officials, who are working to fix the problem. Dubbed "Heartbleed," the vulnerability affected Web servers running OpenSSL and has been undetected for two years -- potentially giving cybercriminals open access to encrypted data such as passwords, credit card information and private communications.

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