Second Open SSL flaw discovered

By Hannah Kuchler

A second serious flaw has been found in the security software used to protect about two-thirds of all websites from cyber criminals, a month after the first, called Heartbleed, prompted consumers across the world to change their passwords.

The vulnerability was reported on Thursday in the Open SSL software, best known as the technology behind the padlock shown next to a web address, but it had existed for up to 10 years.

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