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Heartbleed Security Threat

What is it?
Heartbleed is one the worst security threats in recent memory for organizations that have trusted OpenSSL to protect their data. The bug could allow someone to pull sensitive data from a secure web server in a way that cannot be logged or audited. Netcraft's recent analysis suggests that around 15 percent of secure sites- or approximately a half million- are exposed to the vulnerability. Read more about The Heartbleed Bug here.

We have your data protected. We have been in contact with our server company and all of our affiliates and it has been determined that no data has been breached.

Who was affected?

The bug has affected many popular websites and services- ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook- and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years. Here is a list of some well known accounts that were affected:

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Pinterest
  4. Tumblr
  5. Google
  6. Yahoo
  7. Gmail
  8. Etsy
  9. GoDaddy
  10. Netflix
  11. YouTube
  12. DropBox
  13. USAA
  14. Minecraft
  15. Flickr


How can I protect myself?

If you have logged into any of the affected sites over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cyber-criminals to steal your credit card information or passwords. 

The Bad News: There's not a lot you can do about it now. It's the responsibility of the Internet companies to update their servers to deal with Heartbleed, and once they do, you can take action.

The Good News: There isn't any indication that a hacker caught wind of this; it seems the researchers were the first to locate the problem. 

It is recommended that you change your passwords for major accounts- email, banking and social media logins. Make sure to keep an eye on sensitive online accounts, especially banking and email, for suspicious activity. Also, consider purchasing identity theft coverage for if a loss occurs. Better safe than sorry!


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