Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday March 02, 2016

'Thousands Of Popular Sites' At Risk Of Drown Hack Attacks

According to this article, security researchers have developed a way to attack secure connections that can be used to intercept and decrypt information being transmitted to some of the world’s most popular sites. A fix has already been issued.

Websites have been warned they could be exposed to eavesdroppers, after researchers discovered a new way to disable their encryption protections. The experts said about a third of all computer servers using the HTTPS protocol - often represented by a padlock in web browsers - were vulnerable to so-called Drown attacks. They warn that passwords, credit card numbers, emails and sensitive documents could all be stolen as a consequence.