The HeartBleed Vulnerability

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The HeartBleed Vulnerability

 April 10th, 2014

The HeartBleed Bug is a severe vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The HeartBleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names, and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users, and to impersonate services and users.

Sectorlink has already taken the necessary steps to patch servers. However, if you have a dedicated server, VPS, and are a colocation customer and would like assistance in making sure you are covered, please contact support.

To see if your site/server is vulnerable, you can use the following link.

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