Warning: Watch Out for Phishing Emails in the Wake of Heartbleed!

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Las Vegas Heartbleed

So you’ve heard about Heartbleed and you’re concerned for your business? Cohn Consulting Corporation is here to ease your mind and help you mitigate the risks! For example, phishing emails should be expected in the wake of Heartbleed. Here’s a few tips to help you protect your business:

  1. Check the Link: If you come across a link in an email or on a website, hover over the link to see where it will really take you. If it doesn’t look legitimate, or if you’re just not sure, don’t click on it; instead go to the website directly in your browser.
  1. Research Affected Websites: Check this list of affected websites to make sure you’re not using any vulnerable websites.
  2. Change Passwords for Online Services: Once the website is secure, go directly to the site and create a new, secure password including lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols. With the possibility of your passwords being recorded at some point in the last two years, this is just a prudent thing to do for all of your online accounts.
  3. Keep Track of Your Financial Statements: If you’ve made financial transactions on a vulnerable website, keep track of your financial statements and look out for suspicious charges.

While many sources suggest changing your online passwords, you should wait until the websites are secure. When the websites are secure, please go directly to the website to do so. Never change your password in response to an email.

Looking for more information? Cohn Consulting Corporation invites you to download our whitepaper to learn more about the security flaw!


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