Technical flaw in security encryption ‘Heartbleed’ may have exposed passwords, credit information

A big-time threat called “Heartbleed” has left encryption

A big-time threat called “Heartbleed” has left encryption technology vulnerable to hacking.

Cyberexperts say a technical flaw in security encryption known as “Heartbleed” went undetected for two years and possibly put passwords and credit card numbers at risk.

Adelphi Information Security Officer Dr. Kees Leune says the impact of the flaw is still unknown. He says it affects websites many would consider to be secure, which display a padlock icon.

Experts say it's not clear...

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