Worried about Heartbleed? You should be.

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All at once, it was a global crisis. And it's not over yet. WTC Technical Support has received many concerned inquiries from customers about this new online security threat. Let's talk about two main points:

1. All of WTC's systems and servers have been assessed and patched where required to protect against Heartbleed. That's the good news. But it's not the end of the story.

2. Some of the most popular websites in the world have admitted that their networks may have been vulnerable. That means that even though our network is protected against Heartbleed, you may still be exposed if you visited some of the internet's busiest sites.

Our best advice is to change your passwords—now. There is a detailed list in this article of which sites have admitted exposure, and which are claiming immunity. And, make sure that you keep a close eye on all of your personal data for the next few months. It's more important now than ever to remember the cardinal rule of online: No legitimate company such as a financial institution, government agency, or other online business on the up-and-up will ever ask you to disclose sensitive information by email. If in doubt, contact us here at Technical Support and we'll be happy to have a look.

In the meantime, have a look at this video update courtesy of BNN and The Globe & Mail. with the latest Heartbleed news, including Canada Revenue Agency's revelation that they fell victim.

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