What You Need to Know About Heartbleed

By CRA | April 16, 2014
You’ve heard about it. But what exactly is Heartbleed and what does it do? Heartbleed is a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library, widely used to implement the Internet's Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. This vulnerability is due to a “missing bounds” check in the handling of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) heartbeat extension. As a result of this vulnerability,...