Heartbleed

  • Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years. NSA: No

    Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed For Years. NSA: No

    Update: An account associated with the NSA tweeted out a quick denial: “Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.” So, either Bloomberg was misled, misunderstood their information, or the NSA is lying. [A caveat: The Twitter account in question is being treated by the larger world as legitimate, but remains… Read More

  • What Bitcoin Users Need To Know About Heartbleed

    What Bitcoin Users Need To Know About Heartbleed

    If you’re using a bitcoin wallet or an online wallet or exchange, Heartbleed could be a very real problem for you and your BTC. Luckily, things have finally settled down after a few days of panic and there are a few very easy ways to ensure you’re protected. Read More

  • What Is Heartbleed? The Video

    What Is Heartbleed? The Video

    You’ve probably heard about Heartbleed. You’ve probably been told that, as far as security vulnerabilities go on the Internet, it’s pretty damned scary. But what is Heartbleed? How does it work? Why is it something that you should care about? This Khan Academy-style video tries to break it all down. Read More

  • OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Leaves Much Of The Internet At Risk

    OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Leaves Much Of The Internet At Risk

    A large chunk of the Internet is broken at the moment. OpenSSL, used by a host of companies and services to encrypt their data, contained a flaw for two years that, if exploited, allowed external parties to extract data from a server’s working memory in 64 kilobyte chunks. That’s not much, but it was a very repeatable exploit, meaning that nefarious parties could hit the 64… Read More

  • Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

    Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

    I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.” The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry. This afternoon, many of the net security people I know are freaking out. A very serious bug in… Read More