Monday, 14 April 2014

Heartbleed OpenSSL: A Visionary Group Perspective


There's been a lot of media about a new virus that has been discovered, we wanted to let you know that Visionary Group Client websites are not affected by the new virus.



Heartbleed is a server based virus which impacts secure connections, such as online banking and eCommerce, which use encrypted connections such as OpenSSL.

You can do a number of things to mitigate infection:

  • If you use Google Chrome browser, you can install Chromebleed, which checks each site you visit and alerts you if the server has not been repaired.
  • Have a look at LastPass - saves your passwords securely and it's free; we have used it for a number of years now.
  • Some experts are suggesting to reset your passwords, but until we know the extent of the infection (and that it's a server issue) it's not clear that this is necessary.
  • Visit this article on Mashable, which lists a number of popular websites and their status: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

Remember, please keep your Antivirus software up to date and run scans on a regular basis, we suggest that a paid version of your favourite AV software is best and is a wise investment.