HeartBleed Virus.......

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ZenG, Apr 10, 2014.


  1. ZenG

    ZenG

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    Should I be concerned about it?
  2. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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  3. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    I added the chrome browser extension that gives a pop up every time it senses vulnerability on a site visited. It was popping all day today. :eek:
  4. placedesjardins

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    Computer virus? Did it come up in a anti-virus program catch?
  5. Downunderwonder

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    It's a backdoor into supposedly secure servers that store passwords and creditcard details. Hackers can waltz into say, TB, steal your login and email, and leave no trace of being there.

    Apparently the backdoor code was inserted by the NSA, cheers.
  6. bass_case

    bass_case Used Register Supporting Member

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    It's not a virus. It's a server side bug that has to be fixed on the server.
  7. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Supporting Member

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    I haven't read that it was inserted by the NSA, but they certainly didn't mind exploiting it.
  8. Codger

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    No. It is a buffer overrun type of vulnerability in a version or versions of OpenSSL that allows the attacker to obtain only 64 kbytes of data. The data could contain anything depending on what is there. It could be random data, old data, encrypted passwords, or even the server's certificate - at least as I understand Steve Gibson's explanation on Security Now.

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  9. bluesdogblues

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    oops sorry, I didn't found this thread when I was searching... so I post another thread about it...
    but now I do.. so I'll inform you here that our beloved talk bass.com categorized as "F" according to this site.. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/
    be careful

    [​IMG]
  10. bmc

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