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The Effect of Heartbleed on Commonly Used Small Business Websites
Posted By Small Biz Technology On April 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm In Small Business Operations | 8 Comments
As you might know by now, Heartbleed is a security flaw that enables unauthorized users to access your encrypted information. When you visit a website through a “secure connection,” in theory the information is encrypted and can’t be accessed.
According to CNN:
“Cybercriminals could exploit the bug to access visitors’ personal data as well as a site’s cryptographic keys, which can be used to impersonate that site and collect even more information.”
Just do a Google search for “Heartbleed” to see what you need to do. But in short, you need to:
There seem to be so many security holes, flaws and ways for unauthorized users to access your network.
Below are some popular small business online software websites and how they have been affected by Heartbleed.
Quickbooks Online: Not affected .
GoDaddy: If you use their SSL services read this statement  on what to do.
PayPal: Not affected .
Dropbox: Was affected  but has patched it’s servers, although a password reset is probably needed.
Evernote: Never affected  and was secure.
Asana: Was affected  and fixed their servers, but you might want to change your password.
Banks: Most all banks appear to have not been affected.
Infusionsoft: Not directly affected at all, however read this thorough blog post  for more details.
Republished by permission. Original here .
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URLs in this post:
 Not affected: https://accountants-community.intuit.com/questions/891614-is-quickbooks-online-affected-by-the-heartbleed-bug
 read this statement: http://godaddyblog.com/open-ssl-heartbleed-weve-patched-servers/
 Not affected: https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/PayPal-Forward/OpenSSL-Heartbleed-Bug-PayPal-Account-Holders-are-Secure/ba-p/797568
 Was affected: https://twitter.com/dropbox_support/status/453673783480832000
 Never affected: http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/56287-heartbleed/
 Was affected: http://blog.asana.com/2014/04/heartbleed/
 blog post: http://blog.infusionsoft.com/company-news/need-know-heartbleed/
 Original here: http://www.smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2014/04/heartbleed-and-small-business-security-hearbleeds-affect-on-7-small-business-web-sites.html/
 Heart: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-186666818/stock-vector-heartbleed-openssl-bug-vector-shape-bleeding-heart-with-wall-of-text-in-front.html