heartbleedbugWe wanted to inform all of our customers that there is no worry of the Heartbleed Bug on any of our servers here at Support Data Inc.

We do our best on keeping our servers up to date as well as keep up with other potential security issues and attend to them before they become a prolem.

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

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.

You may find more details on this here: http://heartbleed.com

If you would like to see if your website/server is affected, just visit the following link and enter in your domain name only:

there is also a Chrome extension to watch for unprotected sites in the background and can be downloaded here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromebleed/eeoekjnjgppnaegdjbcafdggilajhpic

The Support Team

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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