DROWN Vulnerability Hits SSL/TLS, but It’s No Heartbleed

DROWN, which stands for “Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption,” is a newly disclosed vulnerability that could be exposing millions of sites to risk today.

However, the DROWN attack is specific to the legacy SSLv2 protocol, and the impact of the flaw is not nearly as widespread as the Heartbleed flaw.