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Heartbleed Bug Exposes Weakness in OpenSSL

April 13, 2014

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The Heartbleed bug, as it has become known, is a weakness in the encryption protocol in OpenSSL—which can expose vast amounts of data including: account usernames and passwords, system information, and more. This bug affects Web servers running OpenSSL—and has been around since the launch of OpenSSL v1.0.1 in March 2012.

Mashable has posted a list of affected sites here: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/. Additional suggestions for password security are as follows:

  1. Use unique passwords for all of your accounts online.
  2. Use secure passwords consisting of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters
  3. Change your passwords periodically to insure security
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