Heartbleed Internet Bug

  • Aired:  04/09/14
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An overlooked technical flaw creates the greatest security breach in Internet history. (3:31)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

I'LL BE WITH YOU IN A SECOND.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M SORRY, NATION, I'LL BEWITH YOU IN A MOMENT.

I'LL BE RIGHT THERE, FOLKS.

I JUST HAVE TO-- SORRY,FOLKS.

I'LL DO IT IN A MOMENT.

I JUST-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'M JUST DESPERATELY TRYINGTO SECURE MY DATA, FOLKS,

YOU SEE, LIKE YOU.

I'M IN A DEEP PANIC BECAUSEWE ARE FACING THE GREATEST

SECURITY BRIEF IN INTERNETHISTORY.

>> A MAJOR SECURITY THREATMAKING LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO

USE THE INTERNET A NEW BUGAFFECTING TWO-THIRDS OF ALL

MAJOR WEB SITES.

AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO STEALTHEIR PERSONAL DATA, CALLED

HEART BLEED.

>> IT WAS UNDISCOVERED FORMORE THAN TWO YEARS AND

ANYTHING SENT DURING THATTIME HAS POTENTIALLY BEEN

COMPROMISED DURING THAT TIME.

>> YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS NOTCOMPROMISED UNLESS YOU'RE

ONE OF THOSE TECHIES WHO USETHE INTERNET IN THE LAST TWO

YEARS.

>> SO YOU ARE TOTALLY SAYINGTED KACZYNSKI AND OLD

JAPANESE HER HIT LIVING IN AJUNGLE THINKING WORLD WAR II

IS STILL GOING ON.

YOU SEE, THE BUG, HEARTBLEED POTENTIALLY EXPOSES

PASSWORDS, CREDIT-CARDNUMBERS AND THE CONTENTS OF

YOUR E-MAILS.

CALL ME NAIVE BUT I THOUGHTTHAT WAS THE KIND OF PRIVATE

INFORMATION THAT WAS BETWEENME AND THE NSA.

FOLKS, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.

THE INTERNET WAS SUPPOSED TOBE A LAWLESS FRONTIER WHERE

ALL OF HUMANNITIES DESIRESAN VICES PERJURIED INTO A

ROYALLY COLLECTED ID HELD INCHECK BY A BARELY REGULATED

TECHNICAL ABSTRACTIONS IDON'T UNDERSTAND.

HOW DID THAT GET OUT OFCONTROL?

AND WE'RE ALL POTENTIALVICTIMS HERE.

I COULD HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BYANY ONE OF MY MOST TRUSTED

SITES.

REAL GULL BARRIAN IVORY.COM.

NONDESCRIPT POWDER.ORG EVENPURE SILVER MORTGAGE

TEAM.HAITI.BIZ OR THE SITEWHERE I FOUND ALL THOSE,

YAHOO! MAIL.

(LAUGHTER)BUT NATION, YOU CAN STILL

PROTECTION YOUR-- PROTECTYOURSELFS FROM HEART BLEED

WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK.

>> SECURITY EXPERTS SAYINTERNET USERS SHOULD CHANGE

ALL OF THEIR PASSWORDS.

>> OH, ALREADY ON IT.

I DON'T WANT TO BRAG BUT MYSECURITY GUY E-MAILED ME AS

SOON AS THIS BROKE.

NOT ONLY IS HE A TECH EXPERTHE'S ALSO THE RIGHTFUL HEIR

TO A OIL FORTUNE.

TOLD ME I NEEDED AN EXTRASECURE PASSWORD.

HE SUGGESTED THE FIRST 16DIGITS OF MY CREDIT CARD

FOLLOWED BY THE LAST NINEDIGITS OF MY SOCIAL SECURITY

NUMBER.

THERE YOU GO.

AND NOW TO DOUBLE THEENCRYPTION BY A TACHING A

HIGH RESOLUTION SCAN OF MYSIGNATURE, AND THE OUTLINE

OF MY HOUSE KEY.

THERE YOU GO.I WILL SLEEP WELL TONIGHT.

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