Distributed computing is nothing new, but like the Big Bang, what was once contained as a singular node of computing has exploded into an ever-expanding number of real and virtual machines traveling farther and farther from any central origin. 651 more words
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A critical vulnerability in Google allows access to the Google’s production servers
A Team of researchers discovered a critical XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability on Google server that allows users to customize their toolbars with new buttons by uploading XML files containing layout properties. 441 more words
1) CloudFlare rocks. They’re a great organization and they continue to do great things.
2) I suspected that this would be the case, given the very reasons provided (that certificate data is loaded into memory early on, and therefore unlikely to be found in memory space following the heartbeat packet) but I’ve seen other assertions (one in particular is found on heartbleed.com) where the authors claim to have stolen private key data. 279 more words
The widely-used open source library OpenSSL revealed on Monday it had a major bug, now known as “heartbleed”. By sending a specially crafted packet to a vulnerable server running an unpatched version of OpenSSL, an attacker can get up to 64kB of the server’s working memory. 34 more words