• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
53s

Heartbleed bug could compromise personal information

By Lauren Maxwell 7:42 PM April 9, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

It’s a discovery that could impact personal information that computer sites are supposed to keep secure.

Hackers have discovered a flaw in the software many businesses use to keep transactions secure on the Internet, and they are calling it the Heartbleed bug. Digital security expert Glen Klinkhart says businesses need to worry — more than individuals — that the software on their servers is up-to-date.

“If you don’t have a server you are generally going to be okay,” Klinkhart said. “The only concern would be possibly, could you be affected down the road by some place that you did e-commerce with? Unfortunately it is too soon to tell whether or not that is going to affect an individual.”

Klinkhart says businesses should make sure the software their servers use has been upgraded so that it’s no longer at risk for the Heartbleed bug. He said it’s always a good idea for consumers to be vigilant about checking their bank records and credit card statements to make sure all the charges are theirs.

Latest Stories

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: Labor Day weekend getaways

    by Daybreak Staff on Sep 01, 12:06

    The unofficial end to summer is right around the corner. Still, Alaskans won’t hesitate to take advantage of the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Family fun expert Erin Kirkland joined Daybreak Tuesday with her Top 5 list of destinations and activities for the long weekend ahead: Camping and hiking in Denali National Park and Preserve “Hurricane Turn” […]

  • Lifestyle

    UPDATE: ConocoPhillips says Alaska will be affected by expected job cuts

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:35

    Energy company ConocoPhillips has confirmed that it is making more cuts to its 18,100-member global workforce — and Alaska will again be affected by those cuts. The company confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it expects approximately 10 percent of its global workforce to be impacted through those reductions. ConocoPhillips says the biggest proportion of the cuts will […]

  • News

    President Obama grabs breakfast to-go at Anchorage’s Snow City Cafe

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 11:23

    Diners at Anchorage’s well-known Snow City Cafe were greeted to a special surprise Tuesday morning: a visit from President Barack Obama. A crowd gathered outside the restaurant, eager to catch a glimpse of the President as he stopped in to grab a to-go order before his scheduled visit to Exit Glacier in Seward. And what […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police searching for man in connection with overnight crime spree

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 10:46

    Anchorage police are looking for a man they believe is connected to a rash of crimes overnight, including vehicle theft and robbery. Around midnight Tuesday, Anchorage Police Department dispatch received a report about a person “possibly using drugs” inside a white sport-utility vehicle near Third Avenue and Lane Street in East Anchorage. When officers approached […]

  • News

    White House: Alaska’s Medicaid expansion ‘right decision’

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 10:12

    The White House is praising Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s expansion of Medicaid over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the “right decision.” Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid. White House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama, said expansion prioritizes “the heath of the […]

  • Weather

    Daybreak weather, Sept. 1

    by Rachael Penton on Sep 01, 8:53

    Anchorage Sunny with a high temperature around 60 degrees. N winds 5-20 mph. Kenai and Prince William Sound Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Breezy N winds 15-30 mph through early afternoon. Southeast Morning showers, followed by some afternoon clearing. Highs in the upper 50s. Interior Partly sunny with isolated […]

  • News

    Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

    by Associated Press on Sep 01, 8:22

    A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/1PIlKbK) that Bethel Winter House has received $29,000 through the Community Initiative Matching Grant Program. This is the second year the shelter has received a state grant. Winter House Chair Eva Malvich says […]

  • News

    President Obama to announce Arctic initiatives

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 01, 7:29

    While in Alaska, President Barack Obama is expected to announce a number of Arctic initiatives, including a push to acquire additional icebreakers and increased mapping and data collection in the region. The president is expected to discuss his proposals during his excursion to Seward on Tuesday, White House officials said. The announcement comes after the president’s […]