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Open SSL, Being Patched Again?!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2014 9:15:50 AM / by Christian Crank posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking, openssl

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So OpenSSL is being patched again, very shortly after the Heartbleed Bug was fixed. According to the OpenSSL Security Advisory, multiple security vulnerabilities affecting the security layer have been recently discovered. One of the security threats actually allowed an attacker to see and modify traffic between an OpenSSL server and the client. While this news might seem bad, finding these vulnerabilities indicate that OpenSSL is frequently monitored by security professionals, and the appropriate steps are being followed to patch these vulnerabilities. This in turn makes OpenSSL a more secure implementation of the protocols SSL/TLS (Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security).

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Using OpenSSL? Heartbleed Bug may be affecting you now.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2014 10:45:08 AM / by Christian Crank posted in Cybersecurity, encryption, openssl, Uncategorized

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Security researchers have recently discovered a major vulnerability in widely used encryption software that could potentially cause widespread, severe damage to the private data of millions of people around the globe. OpenSSL is a cryptologic software that used by millions of websites throughout the internet to encrypt communications between users and webpages. That data now stands at risk due to the vulnerability, which obviously is causing major concern for end-users and website owners alike. More than a half a million websites are already currently at risk.

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