Archive for October, 2014

There’s a new Web security bug, but Seattle Privacy’s server has been patched

Today the security community announced a new vulnerability in one of the most widely used security protocols for Web traffic, SSL Version 3. Now that we are in an age of cute branding for new bugs — e.g., Heartbleed and Shellshock — the new vulnerability will apparently be known as POODLE.

The Seattle Privacy Web server has been updated so as to forbid use of SSLv3 by old, vulnerable Web browsers. This may affect users of Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP, but nobody else should notice a thing.

Note: If YOU are still using XP, honestly, go install Linux on that ancient machine and you’ll have a modern, supported, secure operating system.