Heartbleed, a newly discovered security flaw in the most widely used software for encrypting web traffic, is indeed a "big deal", as Fairfax and, well, everyone is reporting. It's a real problem that could affect every Australian's everyday security online in ways we're only beginning to understand. Yet our cybersecurity policies focus on esoteric threats like terrorist attacks. Wrong.
Heartbleed reveals a big hole in Australia’s cybersecurity strategy
Now this is a fair dinkum threat to internet security: the Heartbleed bug threatens to impact thousands of websites and the everyday security of internet users. Smaller web users are most vulnerable.