(WASHINGTON) -- The heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords.
Administration officials say it's just a precaution and there is no indication that the healthcare.gov site has been compromised.
But, after a review of the government's vulnerability to the perplexing heartbleed Internet security bug, they're telling Obamacare users to change passwords-- including those with accounts on the popular Whitehouse.Gov petitions page.
A message to be posted on the health care website says, "we have taken steps to address heartbleed issues and reset consumers' passwords out of an abundance of caution."
The heartbleed programming flaw has caused major security concerns across the Internet and affected a widely used encryption technology designed to protect online accounts.
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