On October 8, the 6-month anniversary of Heartbleed, I'm going to scan the Internet again for it. I should find about 250k devices are still vulnerable. These are things like webcams, NAS boxes, forgotten VM instances, development machines, and so on -- few real "web servers" will be vulnerable.
I will, of course, exclude from my scan everyone who has asked to be excluded. My scan list is down to only 3.5 billion hosts because of all the exclusions I do. However, asking for whitehats to exclude you from their scans is not a smart security strategy. Therefore, if you are on our exclude list, I suggest you do the reverse: opt back in.
I mention this because we are going to try something new: allow people to opt-in to the results. Send us an email, and we'll send the results of our Heartbleed scan for your address range to the "abuse" address registered for that address range.
What Address should we send an opt-in request to and is there a specific subject we should use?
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