Thanks, Heartbleed: Obamacare Site Urges Users to Change Passwords

If you have an account on Healthcare.gov, you might consider getting a new password. The internet security flaw known as Heartbleed, which left everyone's personal data on Google and Facebook open for the taking, hasn't reared its ugly head at Obamacare, but the administration is encouraging users to be proactive just in case.

A message that appeared on Healthcare.gov today reads,

"HealthCare.gov uses many layers of protections to secure your information. 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. This means the next time you visit the website, you'll need to create a new password. We strongly recommend you create a unique password – not one that you've already used on other websites."

The Homeland Security Department is conducting a security review of the federal government's websites, and administrative officials maintain that no Obamacare vulnerabilities have turned up, the AP reports. Concerned users can find instructions for changing their passwords here.

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