Expect Seeing Some Website Crashes In The Next Few Weeks

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get ready to see this page in the next few weeks

The Heartbleed bug is going to make a major distruptions on the internet and if you can’t access your favorite website in the next few weeks don’t worry  it isn’t broken, the website crashes as reported by The Washington Post are the cause of major web companies scrambling to guard their website against the Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed force many major website such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr to encourage their users to change their password just to be safe.

What is a Heartbleed bug? well a Heartbleed is a major flaw in OpenSSL, the security protocol used to encrypt web traffic, that could potentially allow hackers to swipe any data that users send over the web.

One big danger with Heartbleed is that it may allow hackers to steal the security certificates of Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other websites, which they can then use to create fake versions of those sites where unsuspecting users will hand over their user names and passwords.

This kind of hacking is sophisticated and time consuming but as tested by hacker Fedor Indutny, it took around 2.5 million requests of a particular server before he got access to its certificates, so it’s definitely possible for dedicated hackers who are determined to steal user data.

Now many websites have to go through the arduous process of revoking their current security certificates and issuing new ones to make sure that hackers aren’t able to spoof their websites’ credentials. And because so many websites are going to be doing this all at once, we should expect some major disruptions to the Internet for a while until all the work is done.

 

 

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