Friday, April 11, 2014

The Heartbleed Exploit explained.

In the last few days there has been significant information in the press about the Heartbleed Exploit. One headline said that 66% of the Internet would be affected, another estimate said 500,000 websites.

Here is the information you need to have:

1. The exploit can only work on websites that use a particular type of security certificate.

2. Websites hosted by ACTSmart are not affected and are safe.

3. What can I do about it?
Answer: Not much, it is a server issue and all the major web hosting companies are applying a fix.

Here are a few articles on the exploit for your information:

Washington Post


Huffington Pos

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