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Top 5 Worst Software Exploits of 2014

Dec 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Worst Software Exploits of 2014

2014 was a surprisingly bad year for software exploits. Systems that we thought were impenetrable – like Open SSL – showed some huge weaknesses. Hackers took full advantage of these weaknesses and dealt some major damage. Without further ado, here are the top 5 worst software exploits of 2014: 5) Heartbleed Heartbleed sounds like a type of heart disease. But it’s not. Heartbleed was a d

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Over 99.4% of Websites Have Fixed Heartbleed Exploit

Apr 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Over 99.4% of Websites Have Fixed Heartbleed Exploit

Heartbleed was one of the most devastating security flaws ever exposed. Earlier this month, a Google security researcher named Neel Mehta and a small team from Codenomicon discovered a loophole in OpenSSL which allowed third parties to spy on ‘encrypted’ and ‘protected’ transmissions. The flaw had existed since 2011. Normally, exploits like this are big news but not big enough for mo

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Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

Apr 11th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Heartbleed

A week ago, nobody had ever heard the term “heartbleed” outside of the medical industry. This week, Heartbleed has appeared in major newspapers, websites, and publications all over the world. What is Heartbleed? And why are people freaking out about it? Heartbleed is a recently-discovered exploit in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a security encryption software used by millions of websites around th

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