Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

Protecting Against A New Online Security Threat

The newly-discovered but two-year-old Heartbleed software bug raises new concerns about collective security and personal passwords online.

Once again, news of a major online security snafu has users scrambling to change their passwords and wondering why security is so elusive online. Tech Tuesday explores how to create and manage effective passwords and asks why the computer code that secures much of our online commerce and communication is so vulnerable to mistakes and abuse.

Guests

Brian Krebs

Investigative Reporter; author of KrebsOnSecurity.com

Matthew Green

Research Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

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