If you’ve been online at all over the last few weeks, you’ve heard about the Heartbleed bug. A very serious vulnerability was discovered in the way that the OpenSSL cryptographic library was written. As of the time the bug was made public, it was unclear whether the vulnerability had been exploited for malicious intent. But developers and site owners were encouraged to act swiftly to patch the bug.
So of course, panic followed as people go online and begin changing each and every one of their 10,000 online passwords. Keep in mind, this bug only affects the vulnerable version of the Open SSL protocol – which is not used by every website out there.
So save yourself some time and sanity, and focus on updating passwords on sites that were affected. For your viewing pleasure, we present this “Big Long List Of Heartbleed Victims (and Innocents)”, and the recommended course of action for users of those sites. Enjoy, and be safe people!