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More about Heartbleed

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 1 May 2014 @ 6:00 am | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Quick Reads, Spanish, Technology

Mariano Amartino, from the blog Denken Über [1] [es], explains on a detailed and graphic post the OpenSSL software vulnerability known as Heartbleed [2] and notes that:

Speaking clearly, the ONLY way of fixing this problem is that vulnerable sites (more than tens of thousands) carry out an OpenSSL update and issue their security certificates again.

What does this mean for me? Basically, that even though you change the password, if the certificate hasn't been updated, it is still vulnerable (you can check site by site using this Heartbleed vulnerability tool [3] on Lastpass) and by using the same password, almost all your online presence is compromised :)


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[1] Denken Über: http://www.uberbin.net/

[2] Heartbleed: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/04/26/heartbleed-defect-in-information-encryption-threatens-internet-user-security/

[3] using this Heartbleed vulnerability tool: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/

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