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Heartbeat vulnerability

April 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m sure you’ve seen this all over the web.  Summary here:

There is a test page here that you can use to see if the sites you use are vulnerable (make sure you enter an HTTPS address, not HTTP):

If the site is not vulnerable, then you may or may not be safe (no easy way to know if the site was patched, or never vulnerable).

If the site IS vulnerable, let them know. And wait for them to fix the problem before changing your password on that site.  If you have used that same login and password on ANY other site, change on those other sites immediately (even if those other sites come up as not vulnerable).

It’s going to be a pain in the tush, changing all those passwords, but it needs to be done Sad smile

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