Since news of the Heartbleed bug broke recently, we've seen a wealth of information on how this security flaw came about. We've compiled this resource area of tips for you, to help tighten up your own personal security and that of your company's in accessing publicly available websites and Internet applications.
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Most experts agree that "Heartbleed" - the latest internet security explosion - may have already quietly affected many to most of us with an active online presence, to some degree or another. This flaw stems from OpenSSL, the open-source encryption standard used by the majority of websites which transmit data that users want to keep secure, and not from one particular online vendor or provider.
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Last year, a couple of notably-named security topics (including Heartbleed and Shellshock, aka "BASH bug") made big news. And as of this past Friday, looks like we have a couple of new Spring 2015 contenders: The FREAK security hole or flaw - in the fewest handful of words - another example of outdated, insecure encryption code that is still in use.
Bash and Shellshock - two words likely currently somewhere on your radar. Bash stands for Bourne-Again SHell. In simplest terms, a computer program that allows users to type commands and executes them. Shellshock is a nickname for a bug in the Bash (Bourne Again SHell) command-line interpreter, also known as a shell.