By Cheryl Brayboy, Senior Digital Journalist - email
A Heartbleed computer bug is making it easier for hackers to steal your sensitive data.
The bug is attacking OpenSSL encryptions, particularly vulnerable websites. Heartbleed.com posted this alert: "The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the Open SSL software."
The bug can give attackers access to your communications, allowing them the ability to intercept correspondence via the web, email, instant messaging.
There is a fixed OpenSSL available, but it must be applied broadly. To check the vulnerability of a website, you can log on to this site: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/.
Wednesday on our show, we're talking with computer expert, Morgan Wright via SKYPE. Morgan explains how computer users can protect themselves.
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