Change Your Passwords Now: A Heartbleed Bug Advisory

Change Your Passwords Now: A Heartbleed Bug Advisory


Recently, websites are starting to patch the Heartbleed bug, which became the worst security glitch the Internet at time.

Whilst almost all website you knew races to fix the viral bug on their part, CNN Money highly suggests you change passwords, right now. As for a background on what Heartbleed really is, it is a bug that allows information leaks from a key safety feature which is predominantly existential in keeping an online conversation private, say from emails, banking, shopping, and particularly passwords.

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Retrieved from http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/heartbleed-web-bug-potentially-exposes-untold-amounts-of-private-data/

However, the CNN Money suggests that you don’t have to change all passwords yet. They posted that companies who hasn’t been updating their websites yet are still unsafe to connect to. Even so, a new password is yet to be compromised as well.

Thing here is, many companies are not friendly enough to inform their customers the danger of the bug, too much for a request to update their log-in details. Consequently, CNN Money provided an accessible list of websites already patched up which are now ready to collect new password informations. The list is to be updated as companies respond to CNN’s inquiries.

CHANGE THESE PASSWORDS NOW (they were patched)

  • Google, YouTube and Gmail
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo, Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, Flickr
  • OKCupid
  • Wikipedia

DON’T WORRY ABOUT THESE (they don’t use the affected software, or ran a different version)

  • Amazon
  • AOL and Mapquest
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One bank
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase bank
  • Citibank
  • E*Trade
  • Fidelity
  • HSBC bank
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft, Hotmail and Outlook
  • PayPal
  • PNC bank
  • Scottrade
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Twitter
  • U.S. Bank
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo

DON’T CHANGE THESE PASSWORDS YET (still unclear, no response)

  • American Express
  • Apple, iCloud and iTunes
  • Healthcare.gov

 

Reference:

1. Pagliery, J. Change these passwords right now. (2014, April 11). Retrieved from http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/10/technology/security/heartbleed-passwords/index.html

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