WATCH: Heartbleed Security Flaw Explained in Simple English

The video above offers an explanation of the Heartbleed security flaw that even non-techies can understand. In the video, popular YouTuber Tom Scott breaks down what Heartbleed is, using diagrams and Pokemon references to illustrate his point.

Scott explains that Heartbleed is basically a buffer exploit, which is a common type of error that causes glitches in video games or even vulnerability to computer viruses.


Heartbleed is a vulnerability that affects many of the most popular sites on the web, including Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Imgur, OKCupid, and Eventbrite.


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