Friday, April 11, 2014

Have you changed any of your passwords?

The ‘catastrophic’ Heartbleed bug discovered in a large portion of the Internet’s security encryption code this week has tech firms and services across the Web calling on users to change their passwords, and lists of websites and services known to have been affected are already starting to pop up. - Daily Caller

Due to the severity of the bug and the popularity of the affected OpenSSL security library used in the HTTPS encryption for the last two years, the full extent of the security breach has not been and may never be fully calculated.

The nature of the flaw makes it impossible to determine whether or not specific account information like usernames, passwords, communications credit cards, etc. were stolen by hackers exploiting the bug, but all of them were vulnerable on a number of popular websites and services.

Go here for a full explanation and updated list of what is safe and compromised.