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Major banks at risk from new, improved POODLE bug

Major banks at risk from new, improved POODLE bug
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Remember POODLE? No, not the cutest little show-off puppies in the world, the computer virus. Unlike their doggy namesake, the POODLE vulnerability lets hackers snoop anywhere.

It exploited a vulnerability in Internet security protocols that let hackers snoop in on Web traffic. Security officials jumped into action and quickly patched many of the most vulnerable sites.

Well, it turns out that these security experts didn't go far enough. Another layer of security — called Transport Layer Security — is vulnerable to the POODLE bug and hasn't yet been patched.

Worse yet, many major banks are vulnerable. Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, HSBC and Suntrust can be attacked by the next iteration of this dangerous bug.

As of this moment, there isn't a whole lot that you can do to protect yourself. What you can do, though, is keep your bank up to date. Here's a tip about how to complain on social media and get real results. Click here to get more information on the tip.

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