Heartbleed Bug: What passwords do you need to change right now?


The Heartbleed bug is the latest thing terrorizing your sensitive account information on the Internet. Numerous sites have been affected and the folks over at Mashable reached out to various websites that could have the flaw and posted a list of their responses and whether or not you need to change your password. For instance, it is unclear whether Facebook was affected but there is a patch and you should change your password.

“We added protections for Facebook’s implementation of OpenSSL before this issue was publicly disclosed,” a Facebook spokesman told Mashable. “We haven’t detected any signs of suspicious account activity, but we encourage people to … set up a unique password.”

Whether Twitter was affected remains unclear, but Tumblr was affected. Most Google accounts, including earch, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps and App Engine, were affected. Google said it isn’t necessary to change your password but better safe than sorry.

Yahoo was another site that was affected.

“As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began working to fix it… and we are working to implement the fix across the rest of our sites right now,” a Yahoo! spokesman told Mashable.

For the full list, which includes many more sites, head over to Mashable.

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