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Check NOW if your browser is open to a new Heartbleed-style bug

Check NOW if your browser is open to a new Heartbleed-style bug
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You remember Heartbleed. It was the devastating flaw discovered last year in the backbone of Internet security. It let hackers peek around the security of millions of websites and servers.

Unfortunately, it's about to be topped by a new widespread security flaw called Logjam. Like Heartbleed, this attack is very technical and centers on a famous cryptographic technique called Diffie-Hellman. I won't go into much detail on that, but I will tell you the net result.

As you hopefully know, every secure website, from banks to shopping sites, encrypts the connection between the site and your computer to keep hackers from seeing the information you're sending and receiving. If you see an "https" at in your browser's address bar, such as "https://www.komando.com" that means the connection is encrypted.

However, if a hacker could break that encryption, he could steal your passwords, credit card information and other sensitive information going back and forth. Logjam lets hackers do just that.

As it stands, 8.4% of the top 1 million domains around the world are vulnerable to this attack. That's scary. What's scarier is that while there's a fast way to keep regular hackers from using Logjam, it won't stop the NSA or other countries.

Next page: How governments can use Logjam and what you can do
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