Heartbleed Bug Internet Havoc

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Heartbleed Bug

Heartbleed Bug

Sencia Canada – Our Customer’s Data is Secure!

THUNDER BAY – Is your website data secure? The Heartbleed Bug has brought havoc to many Internet services.

The Canada Revenue Agency states, “After learning late yesterday afternoon about the Internet security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug that is affecting systems around the world, the CRA acted quickly, as a preventative measure, to temporarily shut down public access to our online services to safeguard the integrity of the information we hold. Applications affected include online services like EFILE, NETFILE, My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client”.

For Thunder Bay customers who are hosted at Sencia,  Joe Quaresima states, “Sencia has tested all our systems, and can assure our customers that their information and data is secure”.

“Sencia uses a different service provider for our SSL service,” states Quaresima.

The Heartbleed Bug has compromised data systems across the Internet.

“When it comes to security, price should not be the determining factor in shopping for a hosting company,” adds Quaresima.

“How can you put a price on your company’s reputation and data security?”

Sencia CanadaSencia Canada is located in Thunder Bay Ontario.

NetNewsLedger.com is hosted on Sencia’s servers. “We have found the combination of service and reliability for our website, along with the exceptional design of the new NetNewsLedger website by Sencia reason enough to shop locally for our Internet Hosting needs,” stated James Murray the President of NetNewsLedger.com.

The CRA states, “We are currently working on a remedy for restoring online services and, at this time, anticipate that services will resume over the weekend.

“The CRA recognizes that this problem may represent a significant inconvenience for individual Canadians who count on the CRA for online information and services”.

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. 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.

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