You’re on the internet right now, which means you need to watch out for a serious online bug called “Heartbleed”!
The virus is effecting more than half a MILLION sites, all of whom use the security system called Open SSL.
Heartbleed is able to lift the private data stored for users on Yahoo, Google and more, which makes all that info vulnerable to hackers! This bug isn’t new either; it’s been reeking havoc for over two years but was just discovered last Friday!
Tumblr issued a warning today to all of its users to change their passwords while their team looks into the issue.
Facebook has said that they’ve upped security measures and added protections for its 1 billion + users!
Google however is telling its users that there is no need to change their passwords since the company caught the bug before it did any damage to the site. Yahoo also released a statement saying they had been effected by Heartbleed but had made the appropriate corrections across their sites to ensure their users’ safety.
We’re not taking any chances though. A password change is never a bad idea! And experts say if there’s one thing we can all learn from this security breach, it’s that we need to take our passwords seriously!
Never use the same username and password for multiple sites, especially if you are inputting critical personal information.
Surf safely, Perezcious readers!
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