Entrust OpenSSL Disclosure
With news of the Heartbleed bug, we have been receiving questions as to how this impacts the certification authority (CA) service at Entrust. In summary, Entrust SSL customers do not need to be concerned about the management of their certificates or their certificate management accounts. The CA private keys are protected on a NIST FIPS [Read More...]
Heartbleed & OpenSSL — Do End-Users Need to Change Their Passwords?
The discovery of the Heartbleed implementation bug that could attack certain version of OpenSSL has, rightfully, made global headlines. While this vulnerability doesn’t affect the certificates issued by trusted certification authorities (CA), the discovery has set end-users into a bit of “password panic.” The crux of the issue is that services providers, website operators, software [Read More...]
OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug
A new threat called the Heartbleed Bug has just been reported by some researchers at Codenomicon and Google. Heartbleed attacks the heartbeat extension (RFC 6520) implemented in OpenSSL. The official reference to the Heartbleed bug is CVE-2014-0160. Heartbleed allows an attacker to read the memory of a system over the Internet and compromise the private [Read More...]
Online SSL Tools
So you’ve gone to the trouble of buying and installing an SSL certificate. How do know you installed it properly? Some would just test the site by trying it with their browser. The problem is that Internet Explorer and Firefox validate the certificate path differently. Firefox will install an intermediate certificate while IE doesn’t. IE [Read More...]