Security flaw affects internet

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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 7:42 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Apr 9, 2014 7:42 PM
Source: CNN

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Topics: security flaw, Heartbleed, hackers, computer

ATLANTA- There's a security flaw in computers known as Heartbleed and websites are racing to fix it.

Security experts say hackers could exploit the flaw to access personal information stored in computer memory, including emails and passwords.

Two-thirds of web servers use the encryption technology and could be vulnerable to the flaw.

Security experts say they advise web users to update their passwords once they confirm a site has taken steps to fix the bug.

Some websites, including Amazon, Yahoo and Google, say they've taken steps to secure their sites.

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