This is a quick and off the cuff post about DROWN or in other words Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption. I’ve already bored you haven’t I? Yeah we get that.

Here’s the thing, it sounds like boring geek talk but what it really means is that your site is at risk to be taken down and taken down hard. You’d be in good company, you see Yahoo, Sina, and Alibaba have all been hit by this and you could be as well. Maybe you are at risk and maybe your not.

How do you know? Who do you call? What do you do to make sure that your website, your number one marketing tool, revenue generator, etc is at risk or not? Personally I love it. Yeah, go ahead and call me a jerk. I know, I know Karma is going to bite me in the rear but at this moment I don’t care.  Why don’t I care? I’ll tell you.

Maintenance Plans

Almost every day I sell web development projects and besides the creation of a new project or the redevelopment of an old project I always encourage our clients to take a web maintenance plan. No, it’s not cheap. It’s going to cost you a few bucks and you’re not going to like paying it, no one does until they have a problem and they are glad that they paid for it. However the smart organizations do pay because what you will like is that Smack Smog has your back. You’re going to love that if  Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption hits your server, hits your website that you’ve got some guys on your team who are ready to bust some heads and get the job done and done right.

I’m Sorry For Your Problem with Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption aka DROWN

I really am. It sucks when things break. It sucks when things go down. Please for the love of Pete, don’t even finish reading this. Call your vendor of choice and ask them to come in and reoffer the maintenance plan… and take it. Do it for yourself, do it for me!

Nobody Is Perfect in Tech!

Are we perfect? No. We aren’t above mistakes of our own but when you invite me to come talk to you about a project and when I tell you that you need a maintenance plan please understand that I’m not trying to con you or pull a fast one on you. I’m trying to give you peace of mind that Smack Smog is there for you. That we build a quality project and that we do our very best to build it right. Granted technology changes over time and none of us know where the next problem is going to hit. However when you buy a maintenance plan from us (or any other vendor just know that you are buying a team who is willing to work toward fixing your problems).

I’m Sorry about your problem with Decrypting RSA with Obsolete and Weakened eNcryption

Call us or your vendor of choice. Get it fixed, buy the maintenance plan get back to work.

Wait, What? Help Me with this!

Here is a great article that has lots of questions and answers that can help you understand DROWN.