Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL which allows an attacker to read the memory of a server. Since many websites including some of the biggest site use “OpenSSL” everyone’ s secure passwords may be at risk.
On April 7, 2014, it was announced that OpenSSL 1.0.2-beta, as well as all versions of OpenSSL in the 1.0.1 series except 1.0.1g had a severe memory handling bug in their implementation of the TLS Heartbeat Extension.
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Fix your browser!
To protect yourself from Heartbleed is for your browser to check for revoked security certificates. In Chrome go to “Settings”, “Show advanced settings”, “HTTPS/SSL” and put a check-mark in “Check for server certificate revocation”.