Important information about the Heartbleed Bug

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heartbleedFollowing recent news that the Heartbleed Bug can exploit a security flaw across the majority of the Internet, we are taking action with our clients to update all passwords. Technical experts advise that this may not be necessary until service providers fix the vulnerability, but we prefer to take a pro-active approach.

The Heartbleed Bug exploits servers that use Open SSL, a software library used to encrypt sensitive data. Although your website doesn’t necessarily use this feature, the servers that host your website may do so – as may the servers for other services that you use such as email and file storage.

We take online security threats very seriously and for clients that we manage these services on behalf of, we are updating all passwords today. We will implement a further password update as service providers address this weakness over the coming weeks.

Although there is speculation that this is not necessary until the flaw has been addressed globally we recommend changing all online passwords now, to be on the safe side.

There’s more information about the Heartbleed Bug on the BBC website but you can also contact us if you have any concerns.

Karen McNulty

An accredited trainer and Chartered Marketer (CIM), Karen is passionate about technology, new innovations and trends around digital transformation, digital marketing and cloud computing. A senior digital marketer, her strength in planning and strategy is exceptional. Her extensive experience across a wide variety of disciplines, industries and verticals is invaluable as we look to work with and onboard more new clients.