Heartbleed: Apple says iOS, OSX, and other key web services not affected

Himanshu Arora

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Apple has confirmed that iOS, OSX, and other "key" web services were not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug that has affected numerous popular websites. "Apple takes security very seriously. iOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key...

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Guess it's one win for corporate closed source software vs small team open source software?

I hear that openssl was "open software" or am I wrong?
 
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Odd that you don't have a similar headline for Microsoft who were also unaffected.
 

SNGX1275

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Odd that you don't have a similar headline for Microsoft who were also unaffected.
I get what you are implying, but you are letting your emotions get ahead of you on this one.

Couple points here:

I have a Chrome heartbleed extension, it alerted me on Bing.

Apple has an entire ecosystem involving millions of people that have grown accustomed to and rely on the syncing of their devices, so it IS newsworthy that Apple isn't affected simply because not reporting in this case would lead to questions of 'are they affected?'
 

R3DL1N3

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Odd that you don't have a similar headline for Microsoft who were also unaffected.
I get what you are implying, but you are letting your emotions get ahead of you on this one.

Couple points here:

I have a Chrome heartbleed extension, it alerted me on Bing.

Apple has an entire ecosystem involving millions of people that have grown accustomed to and rely on the syncing of their devices, so it IS newsworthy that Apple isn't affected simply because not reporting in this case would lead to questions of 'are they affected?'

Sorry nice try.. Bing doesn't support the underlying vulnerability.. I'd not trust that plugin if I were you..
Check out the post of top 10,000 websites bing.com is listed as "Testing bing.com... no SSL"
 

SNGX1275

Posts: 10,604   +461
Sorry nice try.. Bing doesn't support the underlying vulnerability.. I'd not trust that plugin if I were you..
Check out the post of top 10,000 websites bing.com is listed as "Testing bing.com... no SSL"
Maybe it was a glitch, but I wouldn't have said that if I didn't get alerted on a Bing page, I don't come here to intentionally spread incorrect information.