Change your passwords, watch your data and keep an eye on your accounts. The Heartbleed Bug is putting web security at risk and you need to be aware of it.
According to the LA Times, “The discovery of a significant flaw in software that was supposed to provide extra protection for thousands of websites has thrown the tech world into chaos as experts scrambled to understand the scope of the vulnerability. On Tuesday, Tumblr, which is owned by Yahoo, became the largest website to disclose that it had been hit by the “Heartbleed Bug” and urged users to change not just the password for its site but for all others as well.”
This is a major security issue. Industry analyst are describing it as “finding a faulty cart part that is in every model.”
This Heartbleed bug makes it so that a hacker can get information from hundreds or thousands of websites in seconds my exploiting basic exploits.
Ignite Visibility is passing on this information so that clients can change their passwords and keep an eye on their data.
We reached out to Website Movers International, they offered the following advice.
“WSM strongly recommends that you patch OpenSSL on all your web facing servers as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is no way to know when your traffic was captured and decrypted as that activity happens off the server. Therefore, we recommend you take immediate action now to avoid any further threat to your server and website applications.”
Website Movers also commented that Linux servers are at particular risk.