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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Test your bank (and similar sites) to see if they're vulnerable to "heartbleed"

Here's a simple tool: You add the url of the site you want to test; the tool sniffs the site to see if it's running a vulnerable version of the SSL/TLS encryption, and then tells you the results.

http://heartbleed.criticalwatch.com/