How to Protect Yourself From the Heartbleed Bug

heartbleedHeartbleed is a serious encryption flaw involving network software called OpenSSL, an open-source set of libraries for encrypting online services which protect the sensitive account information such as passwords and credit cards numbers.

Heartbleed could be one of the biggest security threats ever seen: many popular websites use the Open SSL library and if you logged into any of the affected site over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to steal your personal information and passwords.

Some Internet companies have already updated their servers with a security patch to fix the issue.
Now you have to change your password for the sites that were affected; it’s a good practice to use different password for the various sites, if you reused the same password and one of those sites was vulnerable, you’ll need to change it everywhere.

For more information you can visit the official website and use the SSL Server Test to enter the URL of any website to check its vulnerability to the bug.

KeyCode uses, like most online services, the OpenSSL library.
Our IT team has verified our infrastructure and the only vulnerable server has been patched since the first week of April. All appliances and dedicated/shared servers use the library versions that is not affected.

In lwgconsulting.com chart you’ll find a list of major sites affected by HeartBleed and the passwords you should change.

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