FREAK security flaw made Android, Apple users vulnerable to hackers

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Many Apple and Android users had been left vulnerable to hackers for more than a decade due to a former U.S. government policy, according to cybersecurity researchers.

The security flaw, called FREAK, made visitors to a multitude of websites — including U.S. government-managed Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov — susceptible to cyberattacks that break secure Internet connections, according to The Washington Post

Thousands and thousands of websites had been vulnerable to attacks. Safari and the default Android browser — but not Chrome — are affected

FBI.gov and Whitehouse.gov have been repaired, but NSA.gov — somewhat ironically — remains vulnerable Read more…

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