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My Heart Bleeds For You


heartbleedThis week’s post will be a little shorter than usual as I’m a bit swamped by work this week.  Besides, you should be out checking yourselves for vulnerability to Heartbleed and patching accordingly, not reading this crappy blog.

I’ll be back next week with a more detailed analysis of the vulnerability and some more detailed thoughts on it and on the bigger implications.

For now, here are the top three things you need to do, in order:

  • Enable certificate revocation checking in Chrome. (Not on by default, thanks Google.)

  • If you operate any secure web servers, check them for vulnerability and patch OpenSSL if necessary.  If you don’t know how to do this, then you shouldn’t be operating a web server.  If you use SaaS (Software as a Service) that hasn’t patched yet, then you are at the service provider’s mercy.
  • Change every online password you have, but only after each website has been verified as patched.

 

If you want to read more, try this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/09/heartbleed_explained/

Now get to work.

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This entry was posted on April 10, 2014 by in CIA/NSA, NSA, Subliminal Messages, The Internet Strikes Back.

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