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Apple Releases Statement On Hearbleed Security Leak

Apr 11 2014, 9:15pm CDT | by

Apple now says OSX, iOS and web services are not affected

The world of SSL has been shaken up due to the revelations of a bug that is being called Heartbleed. This bug was discovered in open source software and could have the potential to compromise the...

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Apple Releases Statement On Hearbleed Security Leak

Apr 11 2014, 9:15pm CDT | by

Apple now says OSX, iOS and web services are not affected

The world of SSL has been shaken up due to the revelations of a bug that is being called Heartbleed. This bug was discovered in open source software and could have the potential to compromise the personal information and passwords of millions of users.

SSL is the industry standard for security and is used by almost every site that has passwords or a need for secure information. Websites and companies that have fallen victim to it are running the risk of having their users information released to the public until it is fixed manually.

According to a statement released by Apple, however, iOS, OSX, and their web applications are not compromised. This can’t be said about Facebook or Google, however, and many people have been potentially put at risk. Apple’s statement points out that they “take security very seriously. iOS and OSX never incorporated the vulnerable soft are and key web-based services were not affected.” This is good news for the millions who rely on their products, but there are currently tools available as well to help people understand if they could be compromised.

Users of sites who have not released statements on this are being advised to not login or make any changes until they are given the go ahead that it is safe to use again.

Source: Appleinsider

 

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