Heartbleed Bug

heartbleedIf you have heard a newscasts about the new Heartbleed bug, you can rest assured that Vital Help Desk is already on top of it.

The Heartbleed bug only effects secure connections to servers and most likely 99% of your web surfing is not going to be effected.

However, we do run our email services within secure 256-bit SSL encryption and we have taken the necessary steps to update all SSL software on the server the day after the bug was made public.

You can check our server status here: https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#host.vitalhelpdesk.com

Chances that someone did take advantage of the bug to steal passwords for most services are very low as the IT techs across the Internet sprang into action to close the vulnerability as soon as it was announced.

However, as a precaution, if you hold accounts at major banks, and were logging in regularly the previous weeks, it would not hurt to change to a unique password.

As always, if you have any concerns or questions, feel free to give us a call 407-982-5200.