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The Heartbleed Bug & Your Site

April 9, 2014

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If you haven’t heard about the Heartbleed Bug you need to read on. This bug is a serious vulnerability in some sites that are using SSL to ensure your information is safe. This information includes credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, email, etc. In short it’s a very serious bug, and you need to make sure your data hasn’t been compromised.

From the Heartbleed website:

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

If you’re a website owner you can use the Heartbleed Vulnerability Test to run an instant test on your website. If you’re a Yelling Mule client you can rest assured that we’re already ran this test on all of our sites and none of them have been compromised.