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Windows 7: heartbleed bug/virus


10 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 
heartbleed bug/virus

Has anyone else heard of this? I just heard about it yesterday from my local abc station affiliate. Take a look at the link below and tell me what ya think:

Heartbleed bug: Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords_ - ABC15 Arizona

I tell ya; it sounds pretty scary to me. I hope someone comes up with a fix for it and quick!


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10 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Its a server problem running OpenSSL 1.0.1 and there is a fix available. Other versions of that software are not affected. Affected companies are in the process of fixing their systems.

Jim
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10 Apr 2014   #3
BJB

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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10 Apr 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I tried www.sevenforums.com in the checker and got this result.

Quote:
Uh-oh, something went wrong: dial tcp: lookup www.sevenforums.com : invalid domain name
Check what it means at the FAQ.
It might mean that the server is safe, we just can't be 100% sure!
Same results with my bank and Newegg too.
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10 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For users, there's nothing you can do about affected sites but change passwords, and there's no point in changing passwords before getting confirmation that the site had the issue and has fixed it. If a site hasn't fixed it, logging into it now is a lot riskier than before the bug was disclosed. Here's one site serving as a clearinghouse for this information for some popular sites:

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Most sites are staying pretty silent on the issue, and I definitely wouldn't expect to find a statement on their front pages, though it would be a reasonable expectation given the apocalypse-themed coverage by the media.

I went ahead and changed my Yahoo and Google passwords, though Google said it isn't necessary. (But how would they know?)
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10 Apr 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for that link crawfish!

I called my bank and they have been aware of Heartbleed since yesterday and are patched.
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10 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I wonder if that means i should go ahead and change any passwords for any bank accounts i have online access to?
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10 Apr 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
I wonder if that means i should go ahead and change any passwords for any bank accounts i have online access to?
Give them a call first. but it's a good idea to change sensitive passwords regularly anyway.
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11 Apr 2014   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
Has anyone else heard of this? I just heard about it yesterday from my local abc station affiliate. Take a look at the link below and tell me what ya think:

Heartbleed bug: Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords_ - ABC15 Arizona

I tell ya; it sounds pretty scary to me. I hope someone comes up with a fix for it and quick!
Take a look in the Security News section

A Guy
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11 Apr 2014   #10

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It is recommended to change the password for Facebook, Gmail ? Because apparently they are already patched.
Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched - CNET

Accounts of EA / Origin were affected ?
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