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OpenSSL: There’s a New Patch in Town

9.7.2015 by Jenn Granger

Heads up – there’s a new patch arrived today for those of you who run OpenSSL versions 1.0.2c, 1.0.2b, 1.0.1n and 1.0.1o that were released in June 2015 or later, so if you use any of these then there are steps you need to take to protect yourself. OpenSSL is a popular library offering encrypted HTTPS and other secure services for websites, and the patch is for a vulnerability that OpenSSL has classified as a "single security defect classified as 'high' severity”. Basically, something you need to sort out, sharpish. OpenSSL released a Security Advisory on the vuln today, calling…

The New Heartbleed?

9.6.2014 by Jenn Granger

Six bugs have been found wriggling around inside OpenSSL, and it’s time to call in the exterminators. OK, melodramatic analogies aside, it’s been said that it’s about a seven on the one to Heartbleed scale; which means it’s not time…

Bleeding Hearts & Passwords: Security Information

9.4.2014 by Jenn Granger

If a ‘Heartbleed bug’ sounds like it would be bad news for your body’s system, in reality it’s even worse for your computer’s. This vulnerability is big, and it’s probably affecting you, right now. What’s the crack? Yesterday the OpenSSL…