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Safe Computing

Heartbleed Bug The City of Roseville has no public-facing websites that would allow the Heartbleed Bug to exploit our customer’s data. We are open for business! 

What is the Heartbleed Bug?
The Heartbleed Bug is vulnerability with OpenSSL, which can allow protected information to be comprised and downloaded.

What is OpenSSL?
OpenSSL is an open-source protocol, which has a core library written in the C programming language. In layman’s terms, it’s a common Internet protocol used online to encrypt sensitive data. So, most websites that perform transactions, such as online banking, cloud-based email providers (Yahoo, Google), Amazon, eBay, Facebook, etc.

What is the City’s Information Technology Department doing to protect our data?
The City’s Information Technology Department constantly strives to ensure that our technology infrastructure is secure. None of our internal or public-facing websites are affected by the vulnerability; however, we will continue to closely monitor the environment to make sure that we remain protected.

Here’s some helpful website links with information on the Heartbleed Bug:

Below are more links with information and tips for safe computing:

General Security Issues

Computer Security Resource Center
Stay Safe

Cyber Security Awareness

Strong Password Best Practices

Microsoft Security

Hoaxes & Phishing

Fraudulent Emails
Snopes – Urban Legends

Anti-Phishing Working Group

Protecting Your Children

Identity Theft

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
How Identity Theft Works

Identity Theft Resource Center

Reporting Fraud & Abuse

FTC Consumer Complaint Form
Internet Crime Complaint Center – File a Complaint