easylife

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Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.

The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking".

Security advisers have given similar warnings about the Heartbleed Bug.

It follows news that a product used to safeguard data could be compromised to allow eavesdropping.

BBC News - Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
 

easylife

Member
Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
Today's update.

Will changing your password REALLY protect you from Heartbleed? Tech giants under pressure to advise and reassure users in wake of bug
Affected sites include Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Tumblr and Netflix
These sites have fixed the flaw and users should change their passwords
However, this leaves a number of websites still vulnerable to attack
Security firms are urging users to only change passwords on sites that have confirmed they are safe
Updating passwords on vulnerable sites still leaves details at risk
The problem was found in the widely-used OpenSSL software
Sites including Amazon.com, Twitter and PayPal were never affected


Will changing your password really protect you from Heartbleed? | Mail Online

http://http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26971363
 
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tamus

Member
Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
some of the advice I have read there is no point in changing your password unless the company/site has fixed the bug - your password is just as vulnerable.

some of the sites supposed to have fixed their software haven't informed their users of this problem or given any advice or least not to me they haven't
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
If you want to check a site you use securely is compromised or fixed you can use this heatbleed checker:

lastpass.com/heartbleed

I cannot post links yet.... Apparently have to have 15 posts for that, so have taken
the https off the front of the link.
 
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teresa

Free Thinker
Heartbleed Bug: Public urged to reset all passwords
I noticed that Nationwide have a notice to say it is not necessary to change passwords for their site, they have it covered.
 

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