Friday, April 11, 2014

Security Flaw Could Reach Beyond Websites to Digital Devices, Experts Say - NYTimes.com

Home-front Heartbleed

"Security experts say personal home routers often incorporate OpenSSL, which could make them vulnerable. But they note that because many home routers are configured to block outside traffic, the risk of a hacker using the Heartbleed bug to lift data like passwords to online banking and email accounts is low. This is particularly so, they said, when there are still thousands of vulnerable websites where this data could be pulled from much more easily.

Nevertheless, Mr. Kurtz said, users would be wise to check with their home router manufacturers to upgrade their devices if they want to be absolutely secure."
Security Flaw Could Reach Beyond Websites to Digital Devices, Experts Say - NYTimes.com
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