Major Sites Affected by Heartbleed Bug
This week, news broke of a large scale security flaw in OpenSSL, a widely used piece of open source security code. The threat, which has been labeled “Heartbleed” was found to have been a security issue for over two years but had flown under the radar of digital security professionals and web developers alike until now. A bevvy of popular sites including Yahoo, Facebook and OK Cupid have since reacted and responded to the Heartbleed Bug by updating their software and servers to fix the security threat. Still, we suggest changing passwords for the sites that were affected as a security measure to keep your information and data safe from malicious hackers and identity thieves, who may have skimmed sensitive information before patches were applied.
Below, you’ll find a chart depicting which sites were affected by the Heartbleed Bug, what passwords experts are recommending be changed as well as the type of data that may have been vulnerable while Heartbleed was active.