Bad news! HTTPS, which has been touted as being more secure than the older HTTP, has now become a less so. An attack that steals sensitive information, such as social security numbers and email addresses, has been announced.
This is not the first time a leak has been discovered in HTTP coding. In fact, it isn’t the first time this particular exploit, HEIST, has been seen. But it has been once more proven as a threat by researchers who have warned major tech companies of the ability to continue exploiting it.