Every once in a while a technological disaster strikes and the media loses their mind. That’s the case with heartbleed.
Heartbleed is an encryption code error in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is what many companies use for things that require online security, such as things with usernames and passwords like emails and online bank accounts, and things that require a credit card number. This flaw in the code means that when hackers attempt to find your information, they can read it easily when instead they should only be able to see gibberish.
All the fuss over heartbleed comes after it’s been a problem for two years and was only discovered and released to the public recently While many worry about your average hacker, others thing that it’s the NSA who’s the real concern, and still others are confused about what heartbleed actually is.
Better safe than sorry.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 10, 2014
The bleeding heart logo has already found its way onto some t-shirts.
I wonder how much of the interest in Heartbleed from mainstream media is a result of it having a cool name and an awesome logo
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) April 10, 2014
Those who say heartbleed is an 11 out of 10 severity clearly don’t remember RCE bugs in apache core.
— Charlie Miller (@0xcharlie) April 10, 2014
This is everyone’s real concern.
“But what if I can’t remember my passwords to change them?” was the mournful cry heard round the world that day #heartbleed
— Jen Doll (@thisisjendoll) April 10, 2014
It really is a pivotal moment for AOL.
Heartbleed security flaw is very serious. This is your moment, AOL Desktop. The comeback starts now!
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 10, 2014
Just in case you were confused, it’s not a virus, it’s a gaping hole.
#HeartbleedVirus is trending. I am crying inside. Not a virus, but serious none the less.
— James Lyne (@jameslyne) April 10, 2014
Apparently this guy, and many like him, is still confused.
— Lincoln Graves (@LincolnGraves) April 10, 2014
And for those who are still wondering, Chris Carrabba has been working on this album title since 2003.
Heartbleed is either a vulnerability on OpenSSL or the long-awaited new album from Dashboard Confessional.
— CC:Indecision (@indecision) April 10, 2014
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