The recently discovered Openbleed SSL bug has comes as a major shock to the entire Web Industry; The internet was always vulnerable to the hacker attacks and major security scares; But the unprecedented scope and broad nature of heart-bleed attack has made it perhaps the most acutely damaging internet security bug in history. The heart-bleed bug is inherently simple to use and hard to prevent; This simple fact makes it’s Achilles heel of internet arena; Simply well-suited for the web industry which has been investing heavily at the latest technology in the most severe manner.
What are Open bleed SSL Attacks
The Openbleed SSL bug is caused due to a small negligence by the core OPENSSL development Team. During encrypted sessions, one computer sends a small response signal ( known as heart beat ) to the parallel system to make sure that an concordant communication channel is still at use. Here the
OPENSSL team accidentally over-allocated the data limitation for the reverse transmission above the response limits. Now the website servers could accidentally send data-packets that contain sensitive data. With the Open-bleed bug at large, your server could turn into the data-mining resource for hackers looking for sensitive credit card and log-in details.
What are the self-defense against the Open-bleed SSL Attack
Incase you are not hosting with us, you could be still be under the harmful clouds. The OpenBleed SSL attacks reveals random user log-in credentials, active session details and sometimes the credit card details as they happen to occupy the cache memory. A good user defense against these attacks are frequently changing the password; Needless to say this is a temporary solution dependent on the frequency and time-occurrence of server attacks. As the OPENSSL attacks occur in random nature, it can occur immediately after you change the password.
How Our Own Users are secured against the Attacks
As the hackers target the hosted servers, these attacks can be thwarted only through taking sufficient measures on the server-side. At hostingraja, we are aware that the sensitive data from our large SMB client-base, put ourselves in an exceptionally tricky situation. Apart from keeping a steady traffic-logs information database we were also looking-out for a permanent solution.
The fixed new version of OpenSSL source code was released in April 7,2014. – the OpenSSL 1.0.1g. It happens to be the only genuine way to thwart these hacker attacks, It solves the problem by changing the nature of reverse information send-out to a potential hacker.
The most authentic resource for checking vulnerability against the OPENSSL attacks are the independent third party online client at filippo.io. If you are checking our website, it will show that our servers are already secured. Let’s click @ https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#hostingraja.in
At hostingraja, we solved the solution through our fast response. We don’t claim to be secured against these attacks. We were just on our toes and super-agile to install the fix as soon it was released. As a user you are only on the safe side if you are hosting with hostingraja or other safe web hosts who have already taken the preventive measures. At any case you immediately need to change the password incase it was already stolen.
The Openbleed SSL proved that along with the comfort rapidly developing technology, comes the risk of miscreants who are always looking out for potential glitches and loopholes. It also showed that although the situation may-not immediately remedied, it can be averted with sharp monitoring.