Ever noticed the green lock that turns up to the extreme left of your browser when you access certain sites? That lock is used to denote the fact that the data that is sent between the server you’re accessing and your computer, is encrypted, and therefore believed to be safe. That’s ironic because it turns out that the method that we trusted to secure our most sensitive data online actually has a chink in its armour. The internet has been brought to its knees by what’s called the “heartbleed bug” a name for the security shortfall that isn’t as arbitrary as it may first sound. Heartbleed Bug is causing heartache to internet users globally.
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