My sister just told me about a bug called “CVE-2014-0160” - or simply “Heartbleed”. At first I was skeptical. I thought it was a hoax. But after some research, it seems like it’s a legitimate risk.
Basically, Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL. It’s not a virus, just a security flaw.
A huge one.
Exploiting this bug, people can get your usernames, passwords, and even credit card numbers. So the purpose of this topic is to urge y’all to change your passwords, and even if it does turn out to be a hoax, it doesn’t hurt to be careful.
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Well, what’s funny is that it’s been around since 2012, yet it’s just now concerning people. Two years of collecting data while going relatively under the radar is a long time and by now, if you’ve used a compromised server, chances are it’s no longer so but you wouldn’t know if it was during those two years without the host of said servers directly telling you.
Sounds pretty familiar (how people just get concerned about it at the last minute), although since I barely purchase things on the internet anyway, I’m not up to date with security stuff. I mean, if h a c k e r s want to take my silver then they can take it. It’s not like I use it anyway. Haha. But, uh, that was a bad comparasion (how do you spell that word?) since you can’t exactly steal silver on HI. I think. Plus I’m anything but a tech-person.
I thought it said somewhere that Heartbleed was a new bug, though. Maybe a different version of an existing one, but who knows.
But yeah. Regardless of it being active for the past two years or not, it’s apparently a big thing now. So stay safe people. :x