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How does Heartbleed actually work?

How does Heartbleed actually work?

With the exposure of the worst Internet security fail in history, many people are upset and worried. And they have a right to be!

Usernames, passwords, encryption keys and financial data have all been there for the taking since 2011. But how does this Heartbleed bug actually work?

The Web-famous XKCD comic has a very simple answer.

xkcd how heartbleed works

xkcd how heartbleed works

To learn more about Heartbleed, click here. 

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