April 28, 2014

TO ME, THIS EXPERIENCE SAYS THAT WE’RE NOT ANYWHERE CLOSE TO BEING READY FOR INTERNET VOTING, OR FOR THE “INTERNET OF THINGS.” It’s Crazy What Can Be Hacked Because of Heartbleed. “Over the past weeks, Weaver and researchers at the University of Michigan have been scouring the internet for systems that are vulnerable to the bug, which lets hackers steal information from a machine’s memory. As expected, he found that most websites have now patched the flaw, which was in a common piece of encryption software called OpenSSL. But the My Cloud is just one example of an enormous problem that continues to lurk across the net: tens of thousands of devices — including not only My Cloud storage devices but routers, printers storage servers, firewalls, video cameras, and more — remain vulnerable to attack.”