Log4j: Why this massive security flaw is impacting nearly all of the internet

A major cybersecurity vulnerability, known as Log4j, is impacting nearly all of the internet, sending everything from financial institutions to government entities scrambling to patch their systems, before cybercriminals and nation states can launch cyberattacks.

“It's a very, very serious issue,” said Justin Cappos, associate professor in computer science and engineering and member of NYU's Center for Cybersecurity. “Since it's part of the software supply chain, many different pieces of software can be affected... the problem is that you may not even be aware where the software is being used.”

At this point, there is very little the general public can do to combat this issue; it is up to the companies to that have their information to address the vulnerability on their own.