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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 …

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, …

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 …

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> …