Heartbleed Bug

You’ve most likely heard about the Heartbleed bug by now. If not, patch your servers and then read up on it at heartbleed.com.

Amazon, RedHat, UbuntuHeroku and the majority of software and infrastructure providers have issued guidance on the issue so a quick Google search should provide a link.

You can test your servers over at http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/.

In addition to patching, some good additional steps to take are as follows:

  • Invalidated all sessions previous to the patch
  • Reissue your private key and SSL certificates
  • Reset the passwords and keys used to communicate to databases and other infrastructure

Be sure to check with your software / infrastructure providers for extra steps they’re requiring / suggesting.