6 years ago
LinuxMint 13 Maya - Cinamon 3.2.0-23-generic x86-64 GNU/Linux
Audience: Newbies, End Users - (*u1)
Purpose: Simple, short and easy explanation for mere mortals. Driving out fears and confusions (*u1)
For: Users Desktop systems (openSSH / openSSL Client) - (*u1)
NOT for: Servers. As this only outline the Initial steps, there are other steps to be taken on Servers - (*u1)
Why: I had the same confusion, googled and piece up this "semi-why, what and how-to" - (*u1)
Overview: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability that allows outside attackers to steal sensitive information on an otherwise believed to be secured connections for example: https (ie: http over ssl/tls), secure email and VPN. All done without leaving a trace.
For more details: http://heartbleed.com/ ; Also at My Blog with easy formatting - (*u3)
Background: I am running different versions of OpenSSH/OpenSSL on Linux, Desktop, Servers, and Network Devices. Basically, I ssh back into them. - (*u1)
Disclaimers: If I have hindered your quest and progress to fix this issue, accept my apology. If I have further confused you, I seek your advise to improve upon this "Article". Thank you :)!! - (*u1)
Quick Summary: - (*u2)
Status: Done and Ready
*u1 - inserted on 20140426
*u2 - inserted a "Quick Summary" on 20140426, if you do not want to read the details
*u3 - 20140427: A simple overview
*u4 - 20140427: It should have been 1.0.2-beta Testing Branch, instead of 1.0.2 Alpha Testing Branch as stated before this update.
I would like to thank Hammer459 for his constructive feedback which enable me to improve this 'mini-tutorial' / article. Now, it is put into much better perspective in term of scope and formatting for readability.
Once again, thank you.
Thanks for the feed back. Sorry that the article do not have the breadths and depths that you expected.
Done some modification and update (*u1) to put this article into perspective.
Yes, it might be poorly formatted but how could I improve it so that it is not a spam anymore?
Once again, thank you :)