05-09-2014 07:24 AM
06-23-2014 06:42 AM
The following is a update on Vulnerable Servers due to Heartbleed.
By Mihaita Bamburic Posted on June 23 2014
Since is/t was brought to our attention three months ago, Heartbleed made countless headlines due to the severe dangers it poses. The vulnerability, which affects systems using the OpenSSL library, allows hackers to penetrate affected servers without leaving any trace of their actions behind. Its severity would lead us to assume the people responsible to prevent it from making any (more) damage have already taken all the necessary precautions in this direction.
And, indeed, popular service providers have been quick to address the problem, with the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft publicly stating whether the vulnerability could affect their products and users, and issuing patches were needed. This has given us a false sense of security, knowing that the worst has passed. Yet, even today, Heartbleed can still do quite a bit of damage.
betanews / full read here/ http://betanews.com/2014/06/23/too-many-servers-st
07-29-2014 12:41 PM
The following article is a update on Servers still Vulnerable
(Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu)
By Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 2014
A study of the public-facing web servers run by some of the world's largest firms has suggested only three per cent of the machines have been fully protected against the OpenSSL vulnerability known as Heartbleed.
The research, carried out by security specialists at Venafi Labs, examined 550,000 servers belonging to 1,639 companies on the Forbes top Global 2000 list, and showed that 99 per cent of the companies checked had patched the data-leaking Heartbleed flaw.
The Register/ full read here/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/29/only_3_of_