Security Advisory

Heartbleed SSL Bug

The Heartbleed Bug discovered this week affects millions of secured websites worldwide. Unfortunately we at BRACE discovered that our secured server was also affected by this bug. In short:

  • Was BRACE's secured webserver affected by the bug? YES
  • How severe is this bug? MEDIUM
  • Why did BRACE use insecure software? The bug was discovered in a program part used by millions of webservers worldwide. Many big companies, even Google, have the same troubles. The software is reviewed regulary, but sometimes programming mistakes are not uncovered or not fixed quickly. The underlying program has proven its realibility over many years and it is still considered as being safe. BRACE tests as other web site owners all its software for security on a regular basis and fixes all security issues as quick as possible. If no update is available, BRACE rather removes the service (temporarily) instead of exposing our customers to a potential security problem.
  • What does it mean for my files and data available on the page? The files and data are secured and safe. However, the bug allows to read protected content from the memory of the server. This may include passwords and other sensible information transferred from or to the server.
  • I am using HTTPS all the time (a lock symbol is displayed in the address field of the browser), do I still have a problem? YES
  • Was this bug fixed? YES. We fixed the bug within hours after discovery.
  • What do I have to do? We advise strongly that you change your passwords in the user area of our webpage.
  • Have any files been stolen? According to our log files, no files have been downloaded by unauthorized persons. However, as it is possible that the account and password of the users have been intercepted, it is not possible to find out if the rightful owner was logged in.
  • How does BRACE avoid such security issues in the future? BRACE has always valued customer protection as the top priority. We will continue to monitor security issues closely and update our systems according to current security standards.

In case of doubt or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or with the contact form.

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).As the health of our employess, customers and suppliers and their families are our main priority, we have decided to put the following restrictions immediately in place:

  • All meetings except those that are absolutely mandatory are to be converted into video-/teleconferences
  • Physical contact (shake hands) is forbidden
  • Please keep a minimum distance of not less than 1m (outstretched arm) at any time
  • Deliveres are possible, however, please keep your distance. This is not a sign of disprespect but a sign of respecting you health
  • Our employees are still available by email. The phone will be answered as usual. In case your contact is directly affected by the virus, we have protocols in place to continue the service seamless
  • A visit from a country which is considered by the Gouvernment of Germany a "Risc Country" or a country for which a "Travel Warning" is issued, is not possible.
  • All visitors should wear mask, especially when the social distancing of at last 1,5m cannot be followed
  • Generally in all areas except the meeting rooms, visitors must wear masks, fully covering nose and mouth
  • All visitors must keep their distance of not less than 1,5m from all persons
  • Please use frequently and generously the desinfection solutions provided.
  • We reserve the right to measure the body temperature before entering our premises of any person desiring to enter
  • Showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, temperature...) will render it impossible to enter our premises
  • Please contact us shortly before the planned visit in case any circumstances have changed.

Please note that we are not under quarantine or directly affected by an infection and our business continues as usual. However, to continue this and offer the best quality and service for all our customers, those measurements are in place immediately.

Thank you for your understanding. For any questions feel free to contact us anytime at +49 6188 991757 or at info@brace.de.

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