Heartbleed Bug

Monday, 14 April 2014

Heartbleed is a flaw in the programming on secure websites that could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. The Heartbleed Bug is a defect in encryption technology – called Open SSL – used by most Web servers to secure users’ personal or financial information. It is behind many “https” sites that collect personal or financial information. Basically, it provides a secure connection when you are conducting a transaction or sending an e-mail online. Experts discovered the bug recently and warned that cybercriminals could exploit it to impersonate a website and collect even more information.  See our security alerts for information from the ABA regarding tips to stay safe from cyber crimes.

Last updated ( Monday, 15 September 2014 )

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