In response to the major internet threat that is Heartbleed, there are quite a few passwords that you need to change RIGHT NOW. Take a look at the grid that Mashable has prepared so you know what services you use that you need to protect.
I get asked a lot about password protection. This is what I do:
I save mine in an Excel spreadsheet (I make a practice of never using the word “password” in documents) listing all the services in my personal and business life. When I change something, I update the list at the same time. This document is password protected. My estate manager knows where this document is on my computer (it’s not on the cloud) and how to access it for when I pass away.
Take a look at this blog I wrote about other ways you can protect your business and assets. #legacymanagement
Yikes! Thanks, Kerry.
I also heard (I think on NPR–the source of all wisdom…) that we should also change our passwords again next week just to be sure that the change was made after the fix was in.
Besides changing regularly anyway, is that good advice for this most recent breach?
Maggie-I’m glad to hear that you heard more on the news. Some sites haven’t fixed their holes yet, so it’s a good idea to change the passwords again fairly quickly. I hope this makes us all more diligent (at least me, anyway).-Kerry