12 April 2014

HeartBleed bug

Heartbleed

There is much in the press at the moment about the 'Heartbleed' bug which has enabled passwords on certain services to be hacked.

I won't go into a lengthy 'science bit' but will provide a list of popular websites and service which might have been affected. In most cases this is precautionary as the site or service employed technology which might have been affected. Those which have reported problems are marked with *.

  • Amazon web services (not ordinary Amazon accounts) - contact Amazon for advice.
  • Box *
  • DropBox *
  • Etsy *
  • Facebook
  • Flickr *
  • GitHub *
  • GoDaddy *
  • Google (but not Chrome)
  • Google Apps
  • Google Gmail
  • Google Play
  • Google Wallet
  • HMRC - ordinary online users unaffected, others will be contacted by HMRC.
  • IFTTT *
  • Instagram *
  • Minecraft *
  • Logmein
  • MumsNet *
  • Netflix *
  • OKCupid *
  • Pinterest *
  • Sage Online
  • SoundCloud *
  • Tumblr *
  • Wikipedia (account holders only)
  • Wordpress *
  • Wunderlist *
  • Yahoo *
  • Yahoo Mail *
  • YouTube *
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If you use any of those listed then it is recommended that you change your password just in case it has been compromised.

The majority of sites listed above have detected no actual problem but are recommending password changes just in case.

UK Banking systems report no problems.


A222's own webhosting is not affected.

The list above is not comprehensive - you can always check a website's vulnerability at https://filippo.io/Heartbleed

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