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The real reason you should be freaking out about Heartbleed

<b>(alengo via iStock)</b><p>A catastrophic security vulnerability gave the keys to just about everything to the surveillance state. Accident?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>April 9, 2014 4:36pm (UTC)<p>There are many reasons to be concerned about "Heartbleed," the catastrophic vulnerability in the Internet's most popular …

Why Heartbleed Shouldn’t Make You Rush To Change Passwords … Yet

The discovery of the Heartbleed security bug sent the web into a panic with it’s devastating OpenSSL vulnerability.<p>On a scale of 1 to 10 of Internet catastrophes this one goes all the way to 11, according to respected security analyst Bruce Schneier, who isn’t prone to manic exaggeration.<p>A shriek …

Why Heartbleed, the Latest Cybersecurity Scare, Matters

Another day, another terrifying computer security vulnerability. A hole in a widely used encryption technology has given hackers a way to infiltrate …

Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset

<b>Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.</b><p>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".<p>Security …

Graphic: A visual guide to the Heartbleed bug

Occasionally, a computer will check that there is still a secure connection by sending a small packed of data, known as a “heartbeat,” which asks for a response.<p>The Heartbleed Bug is a coding flaw that could allow an intruder, during a heartbeat exchange, to grab up to 64 kilobytes of data leaking …

How to Check If a Site Is Safe From 'Heartbleed'

If your site reads Safe, it makes sense to change your password. Even if it doesn't yet, a change still makes sense.<p>This post follows one a few hours ago about the Heartbleed security failure, and for safety's sake it repeats information I have added to that post as an update.<p><b>Point 1</b>: If you would …

The heartache of Heartbleed

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Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode.<p>For an in-depth explanation of what exactly Heartbleed is, and what it does, read this post by our own Stephen Shankland. In essence, the bug …

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Heartbleed Bug Update

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>As soon as we found out about the Heartbleed bug, the team here began working on understanding its implications for …

Heartbleed: How did it get there? Why did it take so long to find?

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The discovery of massive security vulnerability prompts speculation in crypto communities about NSA involvment<p>Natasha Lennard<p>April 9, 2014 7:53pm (UTC)<p>The major news today that a huge security flaw -- Heartbleed -- has for more than two years rendered most of the Internet vulnerable, …

Your Heartbleed Bug Questions, Answered

Multiple popular websites were exposed to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed earlier this week. The bug was discovered by a member of Google's …

'Heartbleed' bug could undermine years of work to build public trust

The "Heartbleed" software flaw that triggered alarm bells around the world could fundamentally undermine two decades' worth of efforts to persuade consumers they could trust the Web to securely handle such tasks as buying a pair of shoes and applying for a job.<p>The discovery of a gaping hole in a …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

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Heartbleed online security bug isn't easily fixed

Online shoppers have learned to trust the little image of a lock that appears near the Web addresses of their favorite sites, assuring them their transactions are safe.<p>But hackers, it turns out, may already have the keys.<p>A glitch in the Internet's most popular encryption software could let hackers …

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Heartbleed web security flaw

It seems as though every week or so there’s a new hack or exploit that reveals millions of passwords or important data from a popular web service, …

Why Heartbleed is the most dangerous security flaw on the web

The ‘catastrophically bad’ bug has left Yahoo, Imgur, and countless other services vulnerable<p>Monday afternoon, the IT world got a very nasty wakeup call, an emergency security advisory from the OpenSSL project warning about an open bug called "Heartbleed." The bug could be used to pull a chunk of …

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …

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What to do about Heartbleed, a gaping security hole affecting 66 percent of the Internet (at least)

There’s a security flaw in one of the basic encryption tools used by a huge number of websites, and it probably affects you.<p>Just to be safe, you should probably change your passwords. All of them.<p><i>Update 4/9: Before you change passwords on a site, first check to see if it is vulnerable to</i> …

The 'Heartbleed' security flaw that affects most of the Internet

A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.<p>Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL, an open-source encryption technology that is used by an estimated two-thirds of Web servers. It is behind …

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Exclusive: Major Spotify redesign revealed

Spotify will today reveal major redesigns of its apps across desktop, web, mobile and tablet. It's a big enough release that after years within app …

Whatever goes up, that's what we do • Dustin Curtis

But there was a serious problem: the numbers. According to several people I’ve spoken to, Facebook found during testing that users who were switched …