Heartbleed

You probably have heard the panic about the Heartbleed security bug. Thankfully it does not attack PCs (Personal Computers). However, about 2/3 of the servers on the Internet are vulnerable — the ones that use OpenSSL to handle https/SSL secure communications. Heartbleed allows any knowledgeable person to break into the server and look around and take away any data it finds — usually passwords, data or identity information. That person can then get malicious with that information. Servers should shut down until they can correct the problem. The firestorm is yet to come when the pirates start exploiting the data they have collected. mindprod.com does not use OpenSSL and stores no private information on its server so is not at risk from Heartbleed. source Who got hit.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)