Many New Jersey residents have heard of the Heartbleed Virus and the need to change their passwords, but they might not realize what it is all about, how it works and why it is so dangerous. The fact is, the Heartbleed Virus could be putting many individuals' credit cards at risk of being hacked by thieves. For those who are struggling with credit issues, and perhaps even contemplating personal bankruptcy, the last thing one needs is an extra charge on a credit card that one might be having a hard time paying off.
How does the Heartbleed Virus work? According to researchers, the data encryption technology that keeps our passwords and credit cards safe could have a hole in it. Essentially, it is a backdoor that hackers can exploit without leaving a trace that they were there. They can take a peak into secure servers, steal credit card numbers and start using the information they find for identity theft purposes.