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    Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

    Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched - CNET

    http://heartbleed.com/

    The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.

    For an in-depth explanation of what exactly Heartbleed is, and what it does, read this post by our own Stephen Shankland. In essence, the bug potentially exposed your username and password on sites like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and more.

    Using Alexa.com, we've been going through the list of the top 100 sites in the US and asking "Have you patched the Heartbleed bug yet?" Once we have an answer, we will fill in the chart below with the response.
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    Re: Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

    I wonder if only Windows based systems are affected, or if Android systems can also be affected. Do we have any knowledgeable computer geeks around?
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    Re: Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder if only Windows based systems are affected, or if Android systems can also be affected. Do we have any knowledgeable computer geeks around?
    It's not related to a specific operating system. OpenSSL is an open source encryption layer and an "add on". Therefore, it will affect systems using OpenSSL regardless of operating system unless the bug only showed up in a particular operating systems version. The version number is given, but not whether it is only the Linux, etc version. All the operating systems listed that shipped with it on the page are Linux/BSD systems, but that does not mean there is not a windows or other operating system version that is also vulnerable.
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    Re: Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I wonder if only Windows based systems are affected, or if Android systems can also be affected. Do we have any knowledgeable computer geeks around?
    Windows is not effected, and only one Android version is affected.. 4.1.1. I think. It is Linux, Freebsd and so on servers that are effected for the most part.... basically anything that uses OpenSSL.... that includes your home router.
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