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More Than A Half-Million Servers Exposed To Heartbleed Flaw
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Laurianne
Laurianne,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/9/2014 | 5:28:46 PM
Password changes
So is it time to go change Amazon.com passwords? Also has Bruce Schneier ever give a bug an 11 on the 1 to 10 scale before?
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
4/9/2014 | 6:39:12 PM
Re: Password changes
Isn't it always time to change passwords? The rate at which vulnerabilites are uncovered seems to exceed my typing speed.
Markus5
Markus5,
User Rank: Strategist
4/10/2014 | 4:03:51 AM
Re: Password changes
My password manager developer said in their official statement that we should change the passwords after the flaw has been fixed on the site you want the password to be changed.Big sites have fixed it already I think, but smaller ones will be a little bit slower so I will wait couple days. Do you think the same? Their thought on this can be read here: http://blogen.stickypassword.com/sticky-password-and-the-heartbleed-bug/
SaneIT
SaneIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/10/2014 | 7:23:48 AM
Re: Password changes
Just to be sure you can check the sites to make sure they are patched  http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/  if it tests clean then yes you should go ahead and change your password.  If it does not test clean then try again in a few days.  What I fear is a bunch of people changing passwords out of fear and giving up their credentials on vulnerable sites that did not previously have any data leaked.
jaingverda
jaingverda,
User Rank: Moderator
4/10/2014 | 10:00:13 AM
Re: Password changes
While fillippo.io/HeartBleed/ is good it's not 100% accurate I tested it on several sites and it gave false results for some reason where ssllabs.com has been correctly reporting the status of sites that fillipo.io has been breaking on. Not to say that his isn't a good tool especially if your needing to run inside a corprate intranet. Just wanted to make people aware of known issues and provide a secondary option. This is one of those cases where we can't ever test enough.
SaneIT
SaneIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/11/2014 | 8:13:10 AM
Re: Password changes
Thank you for the heads up on the false positives.  I've heard of people getting them but haven't run into one yet.  I think it's going to be hard to avoid false positives.  What I'm hoping happens is that sites using OpenSSL start making it a point to note that they have patched their servers so customers know.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/10/2014 | 11:26:46 AM
Re: Password changes
What I fear is a bunch of people changing passwords out of fear and giving up their credentials on vulnerable sites that did not previously have any data leaked.

@SaneIT -- That's a legitimate fear. Is someone changes their password on a site that hasn't been patched, they're not any more secure and maybe less so. 
SaneIT
SaneIT,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/11/2014 | 8:14:48 AM
Re: Password changes
Yes, especially those that rarely log on to a particular site.  If they haven't used it in 6 months then they log in to a vulnerable server just to change their password chances are they are putting themselves in a more risky position.
Markus5
Markus5,
User Rank: Strategist
4/10/2014 | 4:01:31 AM
Re: Password changes
Well Amazon has already fixed the flaw on their side so it should be safe to change the passwords on Amazon from my point of view
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
4/10/2014 | 8:15:55 AM
Re: Password changes
@Laurianne Amazon.com was not affected by Heartbleed, althought Amazon Web Services was. The big sites are alerting users, so the best bet is to be sure the SSL site has first patched/updated before bothering to change your passwords. Good news: Twitter and Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App Engine,Chrome and Chrome OS, are among the sites/services not affected.

The only version of Android affected is the older 4.1.1 was affected, and Google is sending patching info to mobile partners who distribute that version.

I don't know if Bruce Schneier has ever given a bug such a high seveAndroid 4.1.1; patching information for 
RobPreston
RobPreston,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/10/2014 | 9:55:59 AM
Re: Password changes
@Laruianne Schneier goes Spinal Tap.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/9/2014 | 7:02:37 PM
Leveraging OpenSSL
I was explaining this vulnerability at work today and I asked a question but was given an answer that I am unsure is entirely true so I wanted to bring it here. I stated that OpenSSL is just one platform of SSL to be used. This vulnerability also only happens with a singular version of the platform. Someone I spoke with stated that this is leveraged by Apache servers, which to date comprise of around 53% of the server types out there. Looking at the stats in this article this may be the reason for the high percentage of confirmed compromised servers.

The statement made by the other party was that ALL Apache servers would leverage OpenSSL. My statement was that Apache servers don't need to be running that platform of SSL but I am not entirely certain. Do Apache servers only run OpenSSL or can it run other SSL platforms? Thanks, 
rradina
rradina,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/9/2014 | 7:40:12 PM
Scope
Does anyone know if this affects a typical consumer-grade router?  I have secure Telnet forwarded to one of the WiFi routers in my house that's running dd-wrt.  I telnet into that router to send a majic packet to sleeping machines if I need to remote desktop to them.  Does anyone know if OpenSSL provides the SSL implementation for secure telnet on a typical Linux router build?
jaingverda
jaingverda,
User Rank: Moderator
4/10/2014 | 10:10:28 AM
Re: Scope
@Rob Radina, My off the cuff reaction is that yes it does. But I am trying to understand what all your asking because the vulurability is more geared at servers than individual routers. I don't know the specfics of dd-wrt and linux without looking them up but I believe they support all known encryption schemes of SSL over TCP which is what your really asking. So unless your sleeping machines are for something a lot bigger than a home network the threat level for you personally from this vulurability is neglible.
kblackma
kblackma,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/10/2014 | 9:08:20 AM
Reduce some heartache...
"Fixing HeartBleed isn't cheap..." so true, that's why OISTE/WISeKey is offering affected HeartBleed organisations a free SSL certificate to replace their most probably compromised prior cert... isn't that cool!


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