Heart bleed virus


Users of Internet are being warned about the “heart bleed virus” (Exploitation of an unpatched bug in the Open SSL algorithm) which has the capacity to steal the passwords from your Bank accounts as well as email accounts, Facebook etc.

This virus affects sites which use the open SSL communication with a “https” connection and exploits a vulnerability in the protocol.

More information about the virus and its impact can be found here: http://www.darpanmagazine.com/news/tech/what-is-heart-bleed-bug-and-how-to-dodge-it/

I would like readers to check this site for taking some precautions: http://www.techloon.com/7-things-you-should-do-to-stay-safe-from-heart-bleed-bug/

The seriousness of the issue can be gauged by the fact that the experts are suggesting keeping off internet until a solution is available.

You can check if the sites you frequently visit has the heart bleed vulnerability through this test site.

https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Mobile users on Android application can consider downloading this app for security scanning

: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lookout.heartbleeddetector

Naavi

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