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Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort
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SgS125
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SgS125,
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5/12/2014 | 4:07:11 PM
Re: Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
Thanks for the correction,  I am so tired of reading about the "Heartbleed Virus"  the "Heartbleed worm" and the many other inaccuarate descriptions that have flown by my desk.

It's too funny when you get these requests to verify your systems from trading partners that have the request sent out by the marketing department.

I started correcting them but the flood of crap just got bigger too quickly.

 

And thanks to KJH for correcting the Article as well.

 

 
Robert McDougal
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Robert McDougal,
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5/12/2014 | 11:37:17 AM
Possible reason for increase in vulnerable machines.
In my experience many system administrators do not pay very close attention to security issues.  The commons sysadmin is more concerned with getting a working server up and online.  In the same way that programmers are generally more concerned with producing usable code over secure coding, sysadmins have a similar mindset when it comes to servers.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the information security office to constantly remind IT operations of the security vulnerabilities in a particular product.  Also, it is of the upmost importance that prior to allowing a server to be put in production or placed in the DMZ, it must be evaluated for vulnerabilities.

 

 
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Bprince,
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5/11/2014 | 1:59:36 PM
Heartbleed
Some more bad news about Heartbleed  - A study from Netcraft (http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/09/keys-left-unchanged-in-many-heartbleed-replacement-certificates.html) found that of all the scanned sites impacted by Heartbleed, only 43 percent had reissued their SSL certificates. On top of that, 7 percent had done so with the same private key.

BP

 
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JrmeM921,
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5/10/2014 | 4:13:53 PM
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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5/9/2014 | 3:01:29 PM
Re: Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
You're correct, @Mrs. Y. It was used as a figure of speech, but is not the right word that should have been used. We will fix that wording. Thank you for pointing this out.
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5/9/2014 | 2:50:21 PM
Our company's Heartbleed audit
After patching our Apache web servers, our IT group conducted an audit to see if bad guys had used the Heartbleed exploit against us previously. How did they do that? Well, our company makes a network appliance that parses all SSL transactions going over the wire in our environment, among other things. We could look back to see if there were any heartbeat messages (the attack vector in this case) to our devices since March 2012 when the vulnerability was first introduced. Our dog food tastes great! You can read the details here: http://www.extrahop.com/post/blog/how-extrahops-it-team-performed-a-heartbleed-audit-going-back-years/
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Mrs. Y,
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5/9/2014 | 1:48:06 PM
Heartbleed is a vulnerability, not an infection
Heartbleed is a vulnerability arising from the hearbeat functionality of OpenSSL. I'm not sure where you got the idea that this is malware or an "infection." Hearbleed is an exploit technique against vulnerable version of OpenSSL. You're giving out incorrect information and you should correct this in your article.


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