Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability. Urgent issue!
Thought I would notify you all about the recently discovered ‘Heartbleed’ SSL Vulnerability.
If you’re a server admin and/or webmaster, you must see if you’re protected against this, if not you could be revealing user’s personal information (such as credit card info!).
If you don’t know what this is about, then please read these very useful links below:
We temporarily took down our servers due to this: http://t.co/Fh31TYlRQz A LOT of websites and services are affected by this. Be careful.— Markus Persson (@notch) April 8, 2014
So yeah, pretty darn serious. Its even on BBC News!:
How do we fix the bug?
Its as easy as pie. Most operating systems will just require you to update to a newer version of OpenSSL (Released on 7th April 2014) in order to fix the bug.
If you’re using an Ubuntu server (which in my opinion is a fantastic operating system to use as a server) then you can follow this link here for update instructions:
Hope this helps everyone! Join the discussion in the comments below. Happy Hacking :)