White House officials are requesting that members of Healthcare.gov website change their passwords in light of the massive Heartbleed Internet security flaw.An ongoing internal review being carried out by Homeland Security has prompted the administration to suggest that users change their passwords as a precaution, the AP has reported. Users of other highly trafficked government websites could also be asked to reset their login details as the review winds down.
"While there's no indication that any personal information has ever been at risk, we have taken steps to address Heartbleed issues and reset consumers' passwords out of an abundance of caution," reads a message on the Healthcare.gov website.
"We will continue to focus on this issue until government agencies have mitigated the vulnerability in their systems," wrote Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications, in a blog post. "And we will continue to adapt our response if we learn about additional issues created by the vulnerability."
[via The Verge]