Let’s clear the confusion as our phone lines and inboxes are being flooded with questions – and as usual most public information is either just plain wrong or greatly exaggerated by the press:
- Heartbleed is a critical vulnerability for open source platforms running Linux/Unix and the OpenSSL service. Despite the recent hysteria, this vulnerability is nearly two years old.
- Microsoft Windows, Office 365, and Azure use schannel technology and are not impacted by Heartbleed.
- You should change your password for Open Source services such as Gmail, Twitter, or Facebook.
- If you use the same password for everything, stop doing that and change your passwords for everything. You should have different passwords for work, home, financial, and social services.
- Administrators running OpenSSL should apply patches, reset root passwords, and re-issue certificates.
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