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Is OpenSSH Susceptible to Heartbleed?

Given the serious Heartbleed bug discovered in OpenSSL, you may wonder if your OpenSSH installation is safe. Fortunately, despite the similar name and the fact that OpenSSH uses some portions of OpenSSL, the Heartbleed bug is not directly affected by Heartbleed, as it does not use any functions related to the TLS protocol.

Quickly identify SSL-related problems

Microsoft has released a utility, SSL Diagnostics, which provides you with invaluable information for troubleshooting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) problems in Internet Information Services (IIS). For example, you can use SSL Diagnostics to troubleshoot problems with certificates by creating a temporary certificate to see if the new certificate resolves the problem. If it does, then […]