OpenSLL is screwed, and we’ve got Heartbleed as a result. But now a team of developers working to overhaul the code have deemed it beyond repair and are instead creating an alternative, forked version.
By now you’ve surely heard of Heartbleed, the hole in the internet’s security that exposed countless encrypted transactions to any attacker who knew how to abuse it. But how did it actually work? Once you break it down, it’s actually incredibly simple. And a little hilarious. But mostly terrifying.