Posted: Apr 11, 2014
How Heartbleed works: the comic version
Commercial Confidential — Business and economics news for greater Portland
Randall Munroe, the artist behind the webcomic xkcd and former NASA roboticist, has given us the best explainer I’ve seen yet on Heartbleed:
Most websites have patched the bug so that servers won’t spill out secret information any longer. To check the status of your online banking site, or webmail site, or any other website that you entrust with sensitive information, visit filippo.io/Heartbleed. Then change your passwords.
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