Experts are calling the Heartbleed bug the biggest security threat the internet has ever seen and several major websites have urged users to change passwords…like change them right now. You could already be affected since the Heartbleed bug has been exploiting OpenSSL encryption for the past two years. The security flaw can be used to access personal data like passwords, credit card numbers and banking details from your Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, Yahoo Mail accounts etc. Below is a brief description of what the Heartbleed Bug actually is and which sites are affected and whether you should change your password or not.
Serious sh*t in geekland that.
Ok so Mashable has contacted a whole bunch of popular sites and services and compiled a list of which ones were affected and whether or not you should change your password.
The following is a list of sites where it’s recommended you change your password as soon as possible:
- Google ( that includes Gmail, YouTube )
- Yahoo ( including Yahoo Mail)
They are waiting for responses from sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Apple, eBay and for now it’s unclear whether those have been compromised.
For the full list and updates check HERE.
Now you know.