HEARTBLEED: Fixes Could Temporarily Slow Internet Down
Experts now think that fixing the damage caused by the virus will be a lot more complicated than just changing our passwords. They've now figured out that hackers are able to create fake websites that mimic legitimate ones and can fool security certificates into thinking those fake sites are authentic.
The solution seems to be for all the infected sites on the internet -- which are now thought to number about half a million -- to revoke their current security certificates and issue new ones. And that process could significantly slow web browsers down for a while, as thousands of companies scramble to add new security fixes.