Heartbleed bug – the biggest threat ever. Hakin9's website is safe


Dear Hakin9 Readers and enthusiasts!
It is high time we investigate the issue of Heartbleed bug. The issue generates great deal of heated debate and therefore we have decided to provide you with protection information!

What is it all about?
Heartbleed bug is defined as serious vulnerability that allows an attacker to steal your protected data. To be more specific, the bug affects OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Experts claim that your sensitive data can be stolen without leaving any trace.

Are you safe?
Not at all. You can be in danger, either direct or indirect. Your frequently opened websites, like, for example, your company's website, social websites, can be affected by using vulnerable SSL. Also, it has been recently observed that the number of cybercrimes rapidly increased.

What can I do about the problem?
In order to protect your usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers, make sure that the websites you are using, patched the problem. Once you have confimation, change your passwords. Upgrade your SSL on your website. SSL has published short statement regarding this issue:

"Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1... Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Users unable to immediately upgrade can alternatively recompile OpenSSL with -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS. 1.0.2 will be fixed in 1.0.2-beta2."

Is Hakin9 website safe?
Hakin9 Administator has upgraded SSL. Our servers and services we provide are 100% safe.


September 2, 2014
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