Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug

It might be  little late to talk about this bug, but it's still worth the time.

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL  software library. This  allows stealing the information that is  protected; under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging and some virtual private networks(VPNs).

  • What is this Bug?
-A vulnerable SSL,  which allows the hacker to steal your information leaving NO trace!
  • How long was it out there?
-About Two Years
  • Am I Affected by this?
-Most likely, if you use major sites such as social networking, you're probably infected, you should change your password if you haven't already!
  • Which Websites have been attacked by this bug?
Many, I'll give you a shortened list:
  1. FaceBook
  2. Instagram
  3. Any Google related Website i.e. Youtube
  4. Yahoo
  5. Minecraft 
  6. NetFlix
  7. Drop Box
  8. More... 
For more detailed list click here!

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