The Internet has run wild with reports of a new security threat, the “Heartbleed” bug. What is it, how does it affect you, and what can you do about it?
In simple terms, Heartbleed is a vulnerability that affects some websites, potentially exposing users’ passwords and other information for hackers to see. For websites, the issue can affect personal information on servers, meaning not only usernames and passwords are vulnerable, but also important information like credit card numbers.
It is a good idea to check to see if the websites you frequent are vulnerable to Heartbleed. You can see which of the most popular sites have patched the Heartbleed bug here, via CNET. Also, it’s a good idea to do a precautionary password reset of your online accounts.
If you have further concerns about the Heartbleed bug, we can help. We are actively scanning for this vulnerability for our Monitoring subscribers, and offering a free test for subscribers to make sure they are patched for this security hole. Call us at 970-544-9700 to sign up for our Monitoring package, scan your systems, or discuss any other security concerns you may have.