Change your passwords today: Heartbleed update

Security alert that impacts you

 

Over the last couple of days we have been following reports of a major vulnerability in Internet security known as the Heartbleed bug.  We believe this to be a serious risk that potentially impacts anyone who uses the Internet.

We see this threat as a very real reminder to every one of us to change all of our Internet passwords including Internet banking passwords.  We encourage you to change all of your important Internet passwords today, as we cannot advise exactly which websites are affected.  What we do know is that any secure website that you have used over the past two years could possibly be impacted. (You can check a particular website at http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/).

Most of you reading this have a content management system websites (WordPress, Dot Net Nuke) or an online store (Magento, WordPress, OsCommerce, ZenCart) which enables you to log in and make changes.  We encourage you to change the password to your website.

If you have any questions, we recommend the links below, or please give Blue Platypus a call.

 

Further reading

http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/users-urged-to-change-passwords-after-major-flaw-found-in-internets-key-encryption-method/story-fnjwncel-1226878651919

http://heartbleed.com/

https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140407.txt

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