Heartbleed bug – phishers delight….

Many of you will have seen the security warnings in the press regarding the Heartbleed bug – see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26954540

heartbleedAs a result of this we can all expect to see in increase in Phishing emails – so be extra suspicious of any emails that ask you to reset your password for a service that you use.

And be particularly wary of any emails that make things especially easy for you by including a link to the login screen.

If you want to change your password on a site

1. Open your web browser
2. Enter the URL you want to visit
3. Navigate to the login/change password screen

Don’t click the link to the login screen in the email


Companies, banks, Heriot-Watt University and other genuine institutions WILL NOT ask you for, or ask you to confirm, your credit card or bank details, PINs or passwords by email.

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