Have You Changed Your Passwords?
At Gigaom, Matthew Ingram has an explainer about Heartbleed, the security flaw in OpenSSL, “the browser encryption standard used by an estimated two-thirds of the servers on the internet.” The Heartbleed bug may have exposed the personal data of millions of people:
The Heartbleed site set up by Codenomicon, which also has more technical information on the bug, calls it “a serious vulnerability… that allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content.”
News about Heartbleed encouraged people to start changing their passwords. Have you changed yours?
i changed my passwords, so don't hack me
— LW (@lindseyweber) April 10, 2014