The ‘most serious’ security breach ever is unfolding right now

 

Source: Tatum Hunter & Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post ( Paid Registration )

On Dec. 9, word of a newly discovered computer bug in a hugely popular piece of computer code--log4j--started rippling around the cybersecurity community. By the next day, nearly every major software company was in crisis mode, trying to figure out how their products were affected and how they could patch the hole.

The best thing regular computer users can do is make sure the apps they use are updated to their most recent versions, Malik said. Developers will be sending out patches over the coming days to fix any log4j issues, and downloading those quickly will be important.

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