Description: Some websites running SSL encryption, such as Airbnb, Pinterest, USMagazine.com, NASA, and Creative Commons, among others, were exposed to a major security bug called Heartbleed on Monday.
Date: April 9, 2014
The bug affects web servers running Apache and Nginx software, and it has the potential to expose private information users enter into websites, applications, web email and even instant messages. Read the full story.
Questions for discussion:
1. What information has been compromised as a result of Heartbleed?
2. What actions would you take if you were an employee of a company affected by Heartbleed?