Hack ALERT: HeartBleed Info – What to do Now!

What is Heartbleed? 

According to Mashable it is, “An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug that has exposed a collection of popular websites — from Airbnb and Yahoo to NASA and OKCupid — could be one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. If you have logged into any of the affected sites over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to snap up your credit card information or steal your passwords.”

All the big guys were affected – Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, banking firms, you name it, so assume your sites have been affected.

What to do!

  1. You need to check if your site was affected – GO HERE or HERE
  2. Then you need to check if that site has been fixed. Check if your site has been fixed here

  • If your site has not been fixed – DO NOT change your password yet. Wait until the site has been updated. They are all being fixed now.

3 things you can do to protect yourself

  • Check the sites you use daily
  • After you’ve confirmed that the site or service has installed a security update, change your passwords.
  • For at least the next week, keep an eye on any of your sensitive online accounts (banking, storage, webmail) for suspicious activity.

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