Although the Heartbleed incident may have blown over, there might still be those who are unaware of the vulnerability and put their web servers in jeopardy. Hence, in order to test whether you are exposed or not, you can make use of a small utility that checks the target machine against the bug and informs you if it finds the vulnerability.
Test the desired web address
HeartBleed Tester is a lightweight software solution with the sole purpose of helping you test web servers for the Heartbleed bug. Thus, you can make sure that you are using the updated version of the OpenSSL cryptography library and your data is not exposed to any security risk when it comes to the TLS protocol.
As far as the actual user interface used to conduct the test, the application is as simple as it can get without defeating the purpose. Beside the plain text field where you can enter the desired web address, you also have the “SCAN” and “CLOSE” buttons, with rather self-explanatory functions.
Check other servers for the vulnerability
Although the tool is designed to be used on your own server, in order for you to take the appropriate security measures and fix the bugs causing the vulnerability, you are not restricted in any way when it comes to the scanned URL. Thus, whether you want to alert a friend, or make sure that the website you are trying to register on can keep your private information safe, the utility can be used for multiple purposes.
In addition, the state of the scanned machine is made very clear by the application, with the help of the pop-up alert box used to display the results. Hence, a short and on-point message informs you whether the Heartbleed bug is present or not, without overwhelming you with any other additional information or data.
A quick and reliable Heartbleed tester
All in all, HeartBleed Tester accomplishes its purpose in a short amount of time and with minimal hassle involved. Furthermore, the lightweight and simple user interface makes it even easier to take advantage of the application, while also managing to remain almost unnoticed when it comes to resource consumption.