Clowdy Updated to Address ‘Heartbleed’ bug

heartbleedAttention all those who have entered sensitive information on the internet at any point. Scratch that….attention everyone. A new vulnerability was announced in OpenSSL 1.0.1 that allows an attacker to reveal up to 64kB of memory to a connected client or server (CVE-2014-0160). This means that your information across the majority of sites you use were at risk. However, we have dealt with this issue swiftly and you are now protected against this vulnerability on Clowdy.

The Heartbleed bug made it possible for attackers to recover up to 64 kilobytes of memory from the server or client computer running a vulnerable OpenSSL version. This vulnerability is the latest to threaten the HTTPS scheme that’s often the only method for protecting websites, e-mail and other Internet communications from attacks that allow hackers to eavesdrop on users. In short, the trusty lock icon you see to the left of your url was not entirely trusty.

Clowdy has been fully updated with the latest version of OpenSSL which protects you against the Heartbleed vulnerability and keeps your data safe. However we will advise you to take a few moments out of your day to change your passwords on all sensitive sites you use such as emailing, banking and file storage.

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Pulkit is another University of Manchester alumnus, and along with Flavius is one of our longest-serving workers. He’s from the nearby town of Rochdale, birthplace of the Co-Operative movement and home to a very attractive Victorian town hall, among other less interesting things

He’s got a wide-ranging interest in the tech sector and keeps the office up to date with events across the industry as well as carrying out his main role as a systems architect.