New Security Bug

ILHIKER's picture

You may already know this, but there is interesting information concerning a new "bug" on the Internet that perhaps we should all investigate. Web developers and are taking it seriously, as are many others. If you just go to Google and search for "Heartbeat Security Bug" you will find it all over the Internet. You may have already seen it on the news. They advocate changing all passwords, even though the "bug" has been out there for two years already. TechCrunch.com has a good article that is pretty easy to grasp.

Mark

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Bill's picture

message from PayPal: We

message from PayPal:
We would like to assure you that with regards to the Heartbleed bug:

1) Your PayPal account is secure
2) Your PayPal account details were not exposed in the past and remain secure
3) You do not need to take any additional action to safeguard your information
4) There is no need to change your password

Bill's picture

here is a link to a page

here is a link to a page where you can test to see if a site is safe...
http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/#

ILHIKER's picture

Good resource, Bill. I

Good resource, Bill. I watched a news report today on some tech site and they said to be a bit more careful just now, especially if the website has an https:// prefix. Curiously, the s stands for extra security. LOL

Bill's picture

the recommendation at the

the recommendation at the moment is don't change any passwords until we hear there is a fix.

ILHIKER's picture

Yes, I read that as well, so

Yes, I read that as well, so I will monitor things. If it's been around for 2 years, maybe not as bad as they say, but still.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thanks Mark, for some reason

Thanks Mark, for some reason I didn't hear of this. I will look into this right away. Terry