Heartbleed Bug change passwords before hackers get it

heartbleed bug

heartbleed bug

A serious Bug called as

“Heartbleed”

bug revealed at Monday night, According to netcraft it will affect  500,000 servers. All the well known Websites like Google, Facebook warned the users to change the password As soon as Possible.the bug can reveal your ID and password even your credit cards publically.

After a vulnerability test (A bug scan) its found that many of well known website’s like twitter,facebook, google’s servers are fighting with this bug. Even your firewall, Antivirus can’t save you from the effect of this bug.This vulnerability reads server memory via affecting OpenSSL, means it can leak all the server’s data. The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

Cnet a famous website did this test in many well known sites like google, facebook, Twitter etc. the result is you need to change your password as soon as possible, so don’t be late and change your password now if you want to stay safe.

What exactly heartbleed bug is?

The heartbleed bug is a big vulnerability in OpenSSL Cryptographic software library. This allows Stealing information protected, under normal conditions, by SSL encryption. SSL (secure socket layer) is a encryption method used to secure the internet, It provides communication security and privacy over the internet for applications.

Before login in any website be sure that website has patched the vulnerability. Once you’ve got confirmation of a security patch, change passwords of sensitive accounts like banks and email first. Even if you’ve implemented two-factor authentication (which, in addition to a password asks for another piece of identifying information, like a code that’s been texted to you changing that password is recommended.)

check the website vulnerable from this bug HERE

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