Cyber-security in 2014: What we learned from the Heartbleed bug:
Parsons warned that the fallout from Heartbleed may not be over for web users.
We still don’t know just how much information was stolen or accessed as a result of the bug. Stolen login credentials and user information is likely to be leaked by hackers, putting users at risk for additional hacks.
The problem is hackers could leak this information at any time.
“If logins and passwords were successfully extracted – and I’m willing to say 99.9 per cent of people haven’t changed all of their passwords – people still could be affected,” he said.
“Always expect at some point, possibly through no fault of your own, you will be compromised,” Parsons warned.
“Then think, ‘What would I do if my personal information was leaked?’ Thinking before these things happen can help you come up with a recovery strategy.”