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Heartbleed-Bug found in Open SSL – check your server!

A fatal programming error used encryption software OpenSSL to cause one of the biggest bugs in computing history.

Heartbleed exploited numerous websites which trust Open-source software “Open SSL”. Famous websites such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo as well as local Austrian companies including bank institutes and public transport companies were affected. The Heartbleed-Bug hack has the possibility to steal secret keys for use with Open SSL X.509-certificates and can then get access to confidential data such as usernames, passwords, Instant messages, e-mails and business-critical documents.

You can check if your server is affected on the following website:
IKARUS recommends to install the update directly from OpenSSL, which secures the bug For your security please change all passwords on possibly affected servers.

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