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Test Sites for Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

Wed, 2014-04-09 19:15
[url=][img][/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 09-April-2014[/b]Cryptography and security expert Filippo Valsorda created a Web-based Heartbleed tester. He released the code and now multiple sites have posted the tester. I do not know how reliable it is. To us lusers out here in the real world, the Internet and the sites we visit are black boxes. We have no way to know how safely they are handling our data. The sky is always falling.
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Replace the Retiring Windows XP with Linux

Tue, 2014-04-08 17:15
If you're using Windows XP, it won't stop working. All this means is you won't get security patches or technical support anymore. So what should you do? You can continue using it, as you always have. Or, you can upgrade to Windows 8.1, the newest Windows, or Windows 7. Or switch to Linux. Let's look at the pros and cons.
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