Researchers have uncovered an extremely critical vulnerability, heartbleed, in recent version of OpenSSL, a technology that allows millions of Web sites to encrypt communications with visitors. Complicating matters further is the release of a simple exploit that can be used to steal usernames and passwords from vulnerable sites, as well as private keys that sites use to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
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 name the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the real content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
It is likely that a great many Internet users will be asked to change their passwords this week. Our internet hosting provider ICT22Online has already updated and patched all their servers. And the one that oooia.com was hosted on was running an older version that wasn’t affected. Any of your accounts stay safe and secure.