The Internet and other news channels are being flooded with stories about how a vast number of users' passwords, credit card numbers, and things like online banking communications are vulnerable to attack. There are also a lot of discussions and explanations about the Heartbleed bug works; most of them make my eyes glaze over in confusion.
But then someone pointed me toward a cartoon explanation of the bug on XKCD.com. I have to say that this is the clearest explanation one could get. Take a look, and see what you think.
I also have to say I am in awe of the comic's creator, Randall Munroe. His subjects range from statements on life and love to mathematical and scientific in-jokes. When it comes to the science and technology side of things, he has a unique gift for presenting complex information in an incredibly understandable way.
One of my personal all-time favorites was the XKCD Radiation Dose Chart. I often use it to locate obscure radiation-related information, such as the dose one might expect from eating a banana. How about you? Do you have a personal XKCD favorite?