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Tech Deck: Beware Of OpenSSL Bug

Hey everyone, this is really important: Avoid the internet for a while and change all your passwords to everything. This is not a joke. They discovered a bug in OpenSSL, which powers like 2/3 of the internet. It's really, really really bad. If you are using the same password for most sites you visit, it is urgent that you change at least your banking and email accounts and any other high risk/high security websites you may use. They've already confirmed that Yahoo is/was vulnerable along with a huge chunk of websites on the internet. Most of the major websites have already updated their software, but if they were compromised prior to that your, data and passwords still need to be changed. To see if your website or a website you use is vulnerable, run the url against this Heartbleed test:

DFO: Dan Gayle of the SR's Tech Deck blog and one of our main techs is circulating this warning. He has checked to see if this "really, really, really bad" bug has infected the SR site. It hasn't. But it sounds like it's infecting many that we might be using. Sounds like it might be a good idea to change passwords on banking sites, email and other sensitive online accounts.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.



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