Heart bleed bug , an encryption flaw 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).
The Bad news: There’s not a lot you can do about it now. It’s the responsibility of Internet companies to update their servers to deal with Heartbleed, and once they do, you can take action.
The Good news: There isn’t any indication that a hacker caught wind of this; it seems the researchers were the first to locate the problem.
But the scary part is that attackers could have infiltrated these websites, extracted the information they wanted and left no trace of their presence. Thus, it’s hard to determine whether someone ever exploited the bug, or if your account information was compromised.
What can you do now to protect?
Check , whether the sites you use has been affected click here
Meanwhile , Mashable has created a list of sites which are affected. Change your password once the site has patched it.
If the site or service hasn’t patched the flaw yet, there’s no point to changing your password. So , check the Mashable or Heartbleed tool , whether the site affected has been patched , then change your passwords to a sensitive one.
Make sure to keep an eye on sensitive online accounts, especially banking and email, for suspicious activity for the next week or so.
DO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY!
Thank you MASHABLE !