OpenSSL is a technology that allows millions of Web sites to encrypt communications with visitors. Last week, a serious bug was discovered in the most recently released version. It’s one of the biggest security threats ever.
According to Heartbleed, this 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 communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.”
In short, this vulnerability allows an attacker to pull data from the memory of a server/device that uses the OpenSSL stack and libraries for encryption.
IVR Technology Group takes the security of its clients very seriously. We want to share the steps we’ve taken to address this serious issue:
(1) We have already patched all of our servers that could have been affected.
(2) As an added security measure, we’ve also updated all of our SSL Certificates.
Many other websites were also affected by Heartbleed. If you subscribe to one of the following websites, change your password immediately.
- Amazon Web Services
- Yahoo Mail
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