We, as a team, don’t like to unashamedly copy-paste news from other websites or blogs, but I thought today was the case to make an exception. For those of you who don’t follow us on Twitter, I will report here the fact with the original link of the news.
Since I’m not a geek – and I even have a hard time installing my anti-virus system – I am not the best person to explain to you what the Heartbleed bug is and why, regarding to this, you’d better change the passwords of many websites you currently use – such as Facebook, Gmail and Twitter. That’s why I chose to share with you the latest article of Mashable, which states at the beginning:
“An encryption flaw called Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.
But it hasn’t always been clear which sites have been affected. Mashable reached out to various companies included on a long list of websites that could potentially have the flaw. Below, we’ve rounded up the responses from some of the most popular social, email, banking and commerce sites on the web.”
To read the full article and find out what websites have been affected, click here.
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