April 12, 2014

Heartbleed Computer Web Site Virus

When you use your web browser to login at websites then your computer or smartphone is using Open SSL to send encrypted passwords and user names.

This week we learned about the heartbleed computer virus that allows hackers to steal this information as you communicate with websites.

If you get email from websites you use that warn you they were vulnerable to the heartbleed virus, then go to the website and change your password. 

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, uou can also get a free app from google play store that will check the version of Open SSL on your device. Use the link below.

Open SSL tester for Android.


The app is free and small size. My phone's Open SSL is not a compromised version.

Ken Mitton

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