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Offline mustang64

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Heartbleed
« on: April 11, 2014, 12:40:45 AM »
Hi there,
I wonder if Avast has this Heartbleed thing under control? 

What can we do to ensure we are protected?

Is the Avast site affected?

Thanks.
~Verne~

Offline Secondmineboy

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Re: Heartbleed
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:42:49 AM »
Avast should not be affected.

Heartbleed is an issue with OpenSSL, so the website and server owners need to update or patch it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2165-1/

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2164-1/
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 12:44:33 AM by Steven Winderlich »
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Re: Heartbleed
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 12:47:29 AM »
Also all (home)routers need to be updated.

Offline specimen9999

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Re: Heartbleed
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 02:04:46 PM »
The need to update routers is a bit overrated, they are only vulnerable if you happen to have your router web interface facing the web, you are not at danger if the router isn't accessible from the web and you trust that the users in your LAN won't try to steal the router password.

Maybe if we understand it better we can make better judgements. A simply explanation of how heartbleed works: http://xkcd.com/1354/
« Last Edit: April 11, 2014, 02:07:59 PM by specimen9999 »