Microsoft Looking to Close the Freak Encryption Bug Threat Soon
Microsoft has let out a security warning to its software users about a bug that has the capacity to let cyber attackers spy on secure communications. The freak encryption bug is a worrying factor and it is currently working on a secure update in order to prevent the Freak bug.
There is a new bug in town called "Freak" that you must guard against as a Microsoft user. Millions of users could become soft targets for attackers with the help of this bug. The bug was first found in software that was used to encrypt data that was passing between web users and web servers. The problem was first thought to be affecting only a few users of Blackberry and Android phones as well as a few Safari web browser users of Apple. But, the latest warning from Microsoft suggests that millions of users are in danger of losing their data.
This flaw was detected by Karthikeyan Bhargavan, an encryption and security expert. The bug allows attackers to crack open the data that are travelling between a susceptible site and the visitor. It helps in creating an opening for the attackers to steal all the important and sensitive information. It has been found out by a group that 9.5 percent of the popular one million websites are easy victims of attacks by the freak bug.
The group that has put these statistics have also come out with an online tool that will give the user to check whether their browser is susceptible to the freak flaw. Apple has started to work on a patch for this flaw and it will be available next week. Google has already upgraded its Chrome version for the Mac to remove its vulnerability to the freak bug. Microsoft has said that it is currently working on a separate security update to eliminate the threat from the freak bug.