The Heartbleed Bug poses an enormous and immediate threat to your business bank accounts, credit cards, and sensitive information!

Do you need to better understand what it is and why this is so important to your business?  Click here to read about it.

Here are some useful tips, tools and recommendations to help you get though this.  Do not procrastinate.  If you don’t have the time, patience or expertise to deal with this now, then contact your IT support person.

#1 – How to look up specific sites that you use and see if Heartbleed is still an issue.

Click here to open up a new web page.  From there, enter the URL of the site you want to test.

#2 – Password manager recommendations

Using and remembering complex passwords isn’t fun or easy. Changing all of your passwords when something like Heartbleed happens is a huge time distraction. Continuing to change them a few weeks from now is even worse.  Get some help by installing a password manager. I’ve used Roboform for years and can thoroughly recommend it. If you get Roboform Everywhere, which costs $9.95 for the first year (double that in subsequent years), you can install and use it on your Windows and Mac computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, and access it from any web browser from anywhere. Some alternatives to Roboform are KeePass, 1Password and LastPass.  Click here to open up a new window about Roboform.

#3 – List of hundreds of sites that were still compromised as of April 8, 2014.

Want to see for yourself the huge number of sites that have been compromised by the Heartbleed Bug?  Click here to download a PDF report of sites that have and have not been compromised.  Note that this is still only a fraction of the sites that are infected.  It’s best to test the specific sites that you use – use the tool in #1 above.

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