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#1 Adair

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:03 AM

There has been a huge security hole discovered, and it's being said that it's the biggest security hole ever on the internet.

 

In a nutshell, an attacker can get your usernames, passwords, etc. very easilly from various websites.

You can read more about it here: http://heartbleed.com/

 

Amazon, Google, Facebook, etc. will probably post large banners and send you emails telling you to change your passwords when they fix their stuff. Keep an eye out for these!

 

CF and associated sites and services are not vulnerable. We are using the most up to date release of OpenSSL and GNUTLS.

 

You can see if your favorite websites are vulnerable here: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/

 

Please keep an eye on your financual records and change your passwords when you're given the OK to do so.

 

If you run a Mac or Linux computer, make sure you have all of your updates installed. (Windows uses Microsoft's implementation of SSL, which is in no way related to OpenSSL.)

 

Stay safe guys!


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#2 James SilverWolf

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:00 AM

Appreciate the heads up Adair, (although I actually don't believe this vuln. exists , as I haven't seen hard evidence as yet, how can we independently verify that it does actually exist?) I've actually heard that this exploit is over 3 years old, I wonder at why it took them so long to bother trying to repair it? o.0


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#3 Lu-Man

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 02:02 AM

I hadn't heard of this.  Thanks for the update.


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#4 Adair

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:10 AM

Appreciate the heads up Adair, (although I actually don't believe this vuln. exists , as I haven't seen hard evidence as yet, how can we independently verify that it does actually exist?) I've actually heard that this exploit is over 3 years old, I wonder at why it took them so long to bother trying to repair it? o.0

OpenSSL and 3rd party security firms have been tracking down where the bug is, how to fix it, and so on.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:16 AM

So.... I guess I shouldn't give out all my bank info online? I guess I better ask for a retraction of that thread I put on Reddit.
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#6 Hybrilynx

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:37 AM

I got a Norton email about this. GNUTLS sounds funny too :3


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#7 Adair

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 08:04 PM

It almost sounds like "noodles" if you try to pronounce it.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:39 AM

I prefer the term noodles to heart bleed now.  You just started a trend!


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