On April 8th, 2014, Google and security firm Codenomicon released details about a security flaw in OpenSSL Web servers. The security flaw, also known as “heartbleed”, enables hackers to access websites and steal massive amounts of data from vulnerable versions of OpenSSL.
Warning: Heartbleed Impacts Websites Potentially Used by Your Employees
As a business owner, it’s critical to take action immediately to prevent data loss and/or theft. Heartbleed impacts a variety of common websites potentially used by your employees, including the following:
And that’s just the beginning! An estimated two-thirds of Web servers use OpenSSL, which means Heartbleed could impact social networking websites, company websites, commerce websites, and even government websites. While these websites are commonly used, employees must be extremely cautious. Heartbleed allows cybercriminals to access and steal passwords, healthcare data, and banking information.
Now you’re probably wondering, “what can be done to protect confidential information while using affected websites?” We’ve downloaded Fixed OpenSSL to prevent data loss and/or theft resulting from Heartbleed.
Please Contact Sydney Technology Solutions Immediately. We Can Help Secure Your Confidential Information
The fix must be installed on your operating systems, networked appliances, and software to secure your confidential information. Please contact us so we can install the fix for all users in your office.