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The Heartbleed Bug and You

By April 15, 2014February 16th, 2015Uncategorized
You’ve probably already heard about the new internet security threat called Heartbleed. Without going into too much detail, it’s a nasty little program that exploits vulnerabilities found in OpenSSL. Let’s just say OpenSSL is the security backbone for nearly every major online service including Amazon, Netflix and Yahoo.

“Heartbleed allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users...” – Source: www.heartbleed.com

It’s a pretty big deal. So what do you need to know in order to stay protected and out of harm’s way?

Passwords

I recommend you update ALL of your online passwords to something more secure. Please don’t use “1234567” or “password” as your password. Here are 8 ways to make a perfect password.

Change passwords for email, banking, social media and any other online services you might subscribe to. A strong password is the best defense against hackers.

Your Website

Our maintenance plan members are in good hands. Administrative passwords have all been changed and we continue to routinely check for security threats. We also keep backups at the ready in case disaster strikes.

I just wanted to let our clients know we doing everything we can to make sure your investment is well taken care of. If you have any questions or concerns (even if you’re not a client) please leave a comment or call the Kitzmiller Media office at (303) 250-5239.

Stay safe out there!

Chris Kitzmiller

I help businesses become more profitable by sharing their story on every device to the audiences that matter. Have we connected yet? LinkedIn | Twitter