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    Major security alert - vulnerability in OpenSSL

    The BBC's reporting that Google have discovered a security flaw in OpenSSL.

    Apparently the flaw itself is easy enough to fix (and you can test your server to check whether you need to), but there's no telling how much data might have been compromised on servers where faulty versions of OpenSSL have been installed for any length of time. If your server relies on OpenSSL for its security, then it sounds as if username and password changes are called for - at the very minimum, I'd suggest a new root password would be a good idea. (After the updated version of OpenSSL has been installed!)

    More information at heartbleed.com.

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