The Heartbleed bug: What you should know

April 14, 2014

An Internet security flaw called “Heartbleed” has been featured in the news recently. UChicago IT Security has provided the following answers to some questions campus users may have:

What is “Heartbleed”?

Heartbleed is a software security flaw in one of the most common security protocols used on the Internet. The flaw makes sensitive information vulnerable to exposure or theft. This flaw put many websites at risk around the world, including major businesses and social media websites.
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