Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Heartbeat Heartbleed Bug

First XP bites the dust, now this-

Addition: Here is a list of sites listed by Steve Dyer, head of Woodbury University's IT department-

1. Not vulnerable.
2. Not vulnerable.
3. Not vulnerable.
4. Not vulnerable.
5. Was vulnerable. Yahoo Mail was vulnerable to attack but has since announced that it has been patched, along with other main Yahoo sites such as Yahoo Search, Finance, Sports, Flickr and Tumblr.
6. Not vulnerable.
7. No SSL.
8. No SSL.
9. Not vulnerable.
10. Not vulnerable.
11. No SSL.
12. Not vulnerable.
13. Not vulnerable.
14. Not vulnerable.
15. No SSL.
16. No SSL.
17. Not vulnerable.
18. Not vulnerable.
19. Was vulnerable. Tumblr was vulnerable to attack, but Yahoo has since announced that it has been patched.
20. Not vulnerable.
21. Not vulnerable.
22. Not vulnerable.
23. No SSL.
24. Not vulnerable.
25. No SSL.

The end of Windows XP

Windows XP has been a good trooper, kind of like your first car, or your favorite pair of sneakers. Trouble is, your old car, favorite sneakers and operating system are worn out, and may not be safe to get around in anymore.

Many users here and abroad are still hanging on, and they are trying to stay afloat on a leaky boat.

Others say to move on. At any rate, back up your files, and don't use XP for important online work.

I may take my old laptop up to Win 7, maybe that will give it a boost. But that's a rainy day project for later.

Stay safe folks. Good luck to us all.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Rio 2

Some great looking development on "Rio 2"