Friday, April 11, 2014

The Lowdown On Heartbleed

By now you’ve probably heard about Heartbleed, the massive internet security bug that has put pretty much everyone’s privacy at risk. Heartbleed is a hole in the encryption software used by the majority of websites on the internet. The bug creates an information leak that allows hackers to gain access to people’s personal data- and researchers say it’s been going on for as long as two years or more. So what can you do to protect yourself? First, log out of all websites. You may want to change your passwords too, but not until after the websites in question have fixed the bug. Mashable has a helpful list of the sites where you should change your password immediately, and which are safe. Click here to check it out.

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