Sales and Services 844-558-7200

Contact

For non-technical questions, please complete this form and a representative will reply to you shortly. Our general mailbox is monitored during normal business hours of 8AM-5PM ET, Monday through Friday.


For emergencies call 844.558.7200 and press option #9.

For Support Click Here

1000 Germantown Pike, Suite C4 - Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

For support, click here. Contact Alura

Blog

What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

April 17, 2014

As it turns out, that little lock icon in your browser’s address bar might not be all that great at protecting your private information after all.

The Heartbleed bug — here’s an explanation why it is so named — was introduced to OpenSSL about two years ago, but only became public knowledge in the last week or so. Many experts first believed Heartbleed’s impact might be limited to web servers, but announcements from Cisco and Juniper Networks announcements suggest the bug is much more widespread than initially thought.

The Heartbleed vulnerability takes advantage of a flaw in OpenSSL, a free encryption protocol used by thousands of websites around the world to protect visitors’ sensitive data. Heartbleed essentially lets hackers get an undetectable look at the data transmitted between a user and a server after it’s been decrypted.

That means hackers could access your usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and any other personal information you’ve used during visits to the affected sites.

Many of the major websites, like Facebook, Google and Yahoo, have already patched the problem. In those cases it’s safe for you to go ahead and change your passwords.

Tags: Virus, Blog, Emergency, Learning, Management, Protection, Security, Policies,

Our Partners

  • AYC Media
  • AVG
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • VMware Partner
  • Intronis
  • Mimecast
  • StorageCraft
  • Sonicwall
  • Aerohive
  • NetApp
  • GFI
  • Microsoft Partner
  • Microsoft SBS
  • Munilogic
  • WorldDox

Recognition

  • BBB
  • GPCC
  • Philly100
  • SmartCEO Future 50
  • Inc 5000
  • LGBT Top Company
  • CRN MSP 500
  • LVB Fastest Growing Company
  • PA Costars
  • CRN NExt Gen 250
  • USAAB
  • PBJ 40 Under 40
  • PBJ Top IT Pro 2015