Yep, it looks like another rash of the technology version of an illness. Ugh. The heartbleed bug is the latest concern. ven the name sounds yucky, but regardless of the type of name, it is the same old story that someone wants to steal or destroy data. This comes on the heals of the Windows XP expiration of support and services, which could be bad for those who are not paying attention. So I am sending out another article to herald to all those that love their computers and other tools of technology, make sure your IT crew knows what they are doing. Be vigilant and informed and ask your IT crew questions and voice concerns. These people are supposed to be your technological experts and if they aren’t get yourself another IT crew. We live in a day and age where your data is often vital to the survival of one’s company. In a short amount of time information that is key to your business could be damaged or destroyed costing you well into the thousands of dollars, and if you are the small business owner that price for not making sure data is secure and passwords are good could be the end of that small business.
So keep informed. Here is a link from the BBC for more information concerning the heartbleed bug.