With the number of people using internet have increased exponentially over the past decade, the security of the sensitive information of the users as well as the browsing history have also been one of the prime concerns for the market’s giants. Recently such an attack have been identified which has made almost one third of the encrypted sites vulnerable to hacks. This security blemish has been termed as “FREAK ATTACK”.
Neither Google, nor Apple could prevent its users against this security breach. At present, there is no such information that the hackers have intentionally designed such a breach or it has been caused because of the lack in security measures adopted by the companies. Much blame that the usage of weak security by the software makers has resulted this and the others blame that acceptance of fragile softwares by the top internet browsers is a cause of this. The encrypted websites that became vulnerable after this threat includes those operated by American Express, Groupon Kohl’s, Marirott and many more.
Undoubtedly, the big companies have reacted to this promptly by issuing updates of their software against this threat. Apple will be launching its update soon so that its user’s data could be saved by getting into the hands of hackers. Google has already given an update to device makers and wireless carriers against freak attack. Many popular sites are also taking corrective actions so that this attack do not cause havoc in the internet world.