Archive for April 2014
Any commenters that log directly into our Disqus commenting system are advised to change their passwords due to a security vulnerability announced by Disqus.com.
PLEASE NOTE: This applies ONLY to users who use their DISQUS account to comment, NOT users who comment using their spokesman.com login credentials, as illustrated below:
The Spokesman-Review takes the security of our users very seriously, so if in doubt PLEASE reset your passwords. For more information about the vulnerability, please check my last blog post about Heartbleed.
I repeat, if in doubt, change your passwords
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: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
I'll keep you posted on the status of the Spokesman-Review's websites.
I confirmed with our tech support team that none of the Spokesman-Review's websites (spokesman.com, nwprepsnow.com, etc) were vulnerable to this particular bug because we were using a different version of OpenSSL. If you have any questions regarding the security of any of our sites, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to chat.
For more information, check out some of the following links:
Updates from popular sites: