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No Heartbleed holes in Java, but here comes a sea of patches anyway

Oracle’s quarterly Patch Tuesday updates for April 2014 are out.

As usual, there is a massive menu of patches to navigate, given the large number of Oracle products available. 635 more words


What Is Heartbleed And Should I Care?

As a technology blogger I have been asked this question by family and friends countless times over the past number of days. It is the hot topic in the industry at the moment and everyone wants to know, “What is heartbleed and should I care about it at all?” 380 more words


No Wonder

Suit 2010; Collage & Colored Pencil.
h6 x w6 in.  Image from sketchbook.

No Wonder
A liberal fool exhaulted in a testosterone
Fueled world of honor and abuse… 8 more words


Obama Lets N.S.A. Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say

Stepping into a heated debate within the nation’s intelligence agencies, President Obama has decided that when the National Security Agency discovers major flaws in Internet security, it should — in most circumstances — reveal them to assure that they will be fixed, rather than keep mum so that t…

Heartbleed Bug - Change Your Online Passwords Now

4/11/2014: Initial release.

This last week there has been an encryption flaw identified inside the Open SSL protocol that is used in many popular websites today that can affect you. 252 more words


Sorry, That Heartbleed Worst-Case Scenario Is Possible After All

What seemed like good news this morning has quickly turned bad, if not downright terrifying.

This morning’s disclosure by Web security firm CloudFlare that at least one worst-case scenario related to the Heartbleed vulnerability might be impossible has been proven wrong by independent researchers in less than a day. 404 more words