SSL SecurityOn 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:

  • Comixology
  • Imgur
  • OculusVR
  • Yahoo
  • Flickr

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 Fuelled Networks 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.

To learn more, give us a call at (613) 828-1280 or send us an email at info@fuellednetworks.com. Fuelled Networks can help you stay protected against the latest security threats.

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 9th April 2014 by Ernie Sherman.