A major vulnerability in OpenSSL software was announced late yesterday, impacting all servers having the Heartbeat TLS extension enabled with OpenSSL versions states above.
The "heartbleed" vulnerability, has been already recorded as CVE-2014-0160. Further details can be found at heartbleed.com and www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt.
The bug has already scared a lot of system administrators and site owners, and the one that we've done on WebSitePulse was to release a test against this vulnerability.
So, if you want to check whether your secure server is affected or not, please visit: www.websitepulse.com/heartbeat.php
Not long after releasing our latest and most sophisticated monitoring level – the In-Browser Application Monitoring, we are happy to announce that it is now available as a free test tool.
So here’s a brief description of what the In-Browser level of monitoring is all about:
Monitoring your website is not just a preemptive measure
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If you're having issues with your network connection, you may need to investigate exactly where the problem is occurring. Maybe your data packets are getting stopped right out of the gate, or maybe it's just a particular route that they're taking that is causing the issues.
A traceroute test shows the exact path that you're taking when you're trying to connect to a specific IP. This information tells you exactly where the breakdown happens, and it can aid you in trying to fix it.
Everyone who operates an online business understands the importance of having fast website response times. When webpages are simple to perceive, the user will spend more time on your pages, and are much more likely to spend money while they are there.
The "end user", or the client, or buyer who visits your website, is the entire reason your website was built, and having a deep understanding of how to influence their behavior while on your website can be critical to your business's success.