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Thursday, April 10, 2014, 09:23

PerfectMail is not affected by the Heartbleed Bug

Heartbleed

We have completed a review of our offerings and can confirm that all PerfectMail Anti-Spam products are free from the Heartbleed bug.

Heartbleed is not a virus or malware, but a bug in the OpenSSL code that could be exploited by malware and cybercriminals.

The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability that allows the stealing of information normally protected by the SSL/TLS encryption provided by the OpenSSL cryptographic software library.  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.

The Heartbleed’s threat is big and may result in instances of identity theft for users of compromised servers. Major Internet service providers such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Dropbox, Tumblr, Amazon Web Services could be victims. 

We have tested PerfectMail filtering and anti-virus products and found all PerfectMail Anti-Spam products are free from the Heartbleed bug.

The Heartbleed bug is a serious security concern. We recommend checking all systems which rely on OpenSSL or use TLS based encryption. You can get more information by visiting www.heartbleed.com

--Dave

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