Hello everyone, some of you may know of the Heart Bleed Bug and how dangerous it has made the internet, your privacy and safety lately. Well I'm here to explain a little bit more about them and how you can prevent these sites/the bug from affecting you. Here are some sources of what it is:
'An exploit known as "Heartbleed” Bug has shown up in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, and it could essentially allow attackers to gain access to highly sensitive information, including credit card numbers, usernames, passwords, and other sensitive data.'
-The Epoch Times
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs). The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
As you can see, this is very dangerous. The bug has already had an effect on Mojang and it's servers(Some of you may have experienced Authentication issues, errors whilst joining servers, and other forms of errors due to this bug). The team over at Mojangstress that anyone who has logged into Minecraft or any other Mojang games to change their passwords immediately.
We've now completed the migration of servers and it went through successfully, and on time!
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