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Heartbleed bug
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:49:08 pm »
There is this real bad computer bug going round called "Heartbleed". Apparently OpenSSL cryptographic systems are the most vulnerable to this.

Here is some info:

www.heartbleed.com

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 08:54:11 pm »
The only ones in fact. But unfortunately, this means most of the internet.
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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 09:37:00 pm »
Yep. Most major (and minor) tech companies have been going a bit spare about this :P

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 08:27:28 pm »
Any implications for this site?

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 09:39:30 pm »
Current advice is to not change your passwords until the sites you use update to fix the security flaw first.

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 10:09:06 pm »
This bug had me scared to death... You can do a LOT of bad things with a skeleton key to the internet.

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 11:47:24 pm »
This bug had me scared to death... You can do a LOT of bad things with a skeleton key to the internet.

The NSA knew of the flaw since its creation 2 years ago.

It's a really scary bug.
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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 11:24:00 am »
The usual advice applies. Use good, strong pass phrases, different for each site. A good password manager like Lastpass helps and now includes a security check function that tests sites for Heartbleed bug updates.

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 07:56:08 pm »
This is frighting. It's also a good reason why you never have a universal website code.
So now I have to spend the day changing my passwords. Fun...

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Re: Heartbleed bug
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2014, 08:03:08 pm »
Make sure you only change them on sites that have applied the fix, otherwise there's no point... :P