NSA’s Connection With Heartbleed Discovered

If you needed any motivation to alter your passwords, it seems that the NSA has been utilizing the enormous security vulnerability called the “Heartbleed bug” to assemble data about net users, Bloomberg reports.

The bug, that takes advantage of an unnoticed error in a widely used encoding standard to trick internet servers into jilting valuable user information, has affected nearly everybody on the net. That makes it a particularly useful gizmo for the NSA’s information assortment efforts; although its use throws into question the NSA’s intentions and effectiveness. After all, it’s troublesome, perhaps even not possible, to see that puts American cybersecurity at greater risk.