What You Need To Know About The Heartbleed Bug

April 18, 2014   //   News

Is the Heartbleed bug causing some online heartache for you? Do you even know what Heartbleed is?

Unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool techie, it’s understandable if you don’t completely understand what’s going on with the Internet’s latest security scare. Here, we explain what Heartbleed is, what damage it can cause and what you can do about it.

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What’s next for Heartbleed?

Just because websites are installing patches to guard against Heartbleed doesn’t mean that the bug is disappearing.

“Heartbleed is only in its infancy,” said Tommy Montgomery, principal consultant and security expert at IT consulting firm SWC Technology Partners.

“In the coming weeks and months, there is no doubt that attackers will continue to find creative ways to exploit vulnerable systems that are left unpatched,” Montgomery said. “Unpatched systems run the risk of leaking usernames, passwords, encryption keys, credit card data, health care data and much more sensitive information.”

This article, “What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug” originally appeared online at The Storage Facilitator’s Self Storage blog.

To learn more, visit www.swc.com or call 630.572.0240.