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Heartbleed - Our Server Is Not Affected

Discussion in 'News' started by David Bott, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. David Bott

    David Bott Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    On Monday, a serious security vulnerability in OpenSSL - software which two-thirds of the Internet uses to keep connections secure - was announced and nicknamed "Heartbleed." .

    This exploit allows an attacker/hacker to steal data such as account information and passwords from various web services and clients.

    We want all of our users to know that DBSTalk's website was NOT affected by the vulnerability based on the OS we run.

    To learn more about the Heartbleed bug please see... http://heartbleed.com/
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    awesome. Good to Know we are safe here and one less password to change


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. dpeters11

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    Thanks. I was actually wondering about this, as at one point a screenshot Lastpass showed with their Security Check gave avsforum as potentially affected, but it never came up in my check. My next thought, does avsforum and dbstalk even use SSL for the sign in?

    Doesn't really matter to me, I use unique passwords.

    As Peds48 says, we have enough passwords to change :(
     
  4. David Bott

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    They do not. AVSForum has not been owned by me from Oct 2011 when I sold it to Huddler who moved it to their own platform. I also heard a rumor that they sold it just recently.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Whoops, guess I missed that. I thought it was still yours. On occasion since then I've actually linked to something on there.
     
  6. am7crew

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    Of course your site isn't effected its not using SSL thus every link being http and not https
     
  7. Nick

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    affected
     
  8. David Bott

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    Very True. But some people are not aware of that and what it really means so I wanted to at least let people know that we are using an OS that was clear.
     
  9. David Bott

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    Yes, it is not really "known" as it was not announced. Such a shame though about the resale without at least coming back to me and seeing if I would like it back. Oh well.
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    So how does a person know if they're affected by this, is there a list of sites somewhere? What can we do to protect ourselves?
     
  11. David Bott

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    You can change passwords on the sites that use https if you want to be sure. There is no list as it is up to the server owner what is used on the server as far as OS, versions, etc.
     

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