Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Office 365 and Heartbleed

As most IT people already know by now, on April 8, 2014, security researchers announced a flaw in the OpenSSL encryption software library used by many websites to protect customers’ data. The vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed”, could potentially allow a cyber-attacker to access a website’s customer data along with traffic encryption keys.

The good news for Microsoft customers/users is that, after a thorough investigation, Microsoft determined that Microsoft Account, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Yammer and Skype, along with most Microsoft Services, are not impacted by the OpenSSL “Heartbleed” vulnerability. Windows’ implementation of SSL/TLS is also not impacted. A few Services continue to be reviewed and updated with further protections.

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