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Heartbleed: Your Password is Just the Beginning

The Heartbleed bug that I described in my previous post, What is the Heartbleed Bug? has received some recent updates.

It may be that changing your password is not enough

An article on MSN, Heartbleed: Why changing your passwords isn’t enough, describes how your password is just one piece of information that was compromised. Now hackers may have your email, phone number, cell phone number and may be phishing with emails that contain malware or links to compromised web pages. This results in the hackers smishing by text messaging your phone and asking for personal data, or calling you and requesting details.

On a ironic good note, at least the hackers are providing a good service in that they are finding the holes or bugs in software.

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George Baldonado
Oasis Technology, Inc
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