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The Heartbleed Bug - What it is and How to Handle it

TИE HEARTBLEED BUG WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO HANDLE IT Heartbleed affects encryption technology designed to protect online accounts for email, instant messaging and e-commerce. It's unclear whether any information has been stolen as a result of Heartbleed, but security experts are particularly worried about the bug, as it went undetected for more than two years. HOW DOES IT WORK? - Hacker Websites use an SSL/TLS encryption technology marked by a small, closed padlock and "https:" on Web browsers to show that traffic is secure. The Heartbleed bug creates an opening in this encryption that allows hackers to snoop on https://www.example.com internet traffic even when the padlock is closed. After working past the padlock hackers can grab the keys for deciphering encrypted data without the website owners knowing the theft occurred. HAS IT BEEN FIXED? It depends on the website. A fixed version of OpenSSL has been released, but it's up to the individual website administrators to put it into place. OpenSSL yptography and SSL/TLS Toolkit AHAT HAS BEEN RFFECTED? The bug has affected various popular websites and services over the past two years. Major social media sites have been affected including... facebook. tumblr. Insta Google Pinterest YAHOO! WHAT SHOULD I DO? Take a look at some full lists online for which platforms and Password: services have been affected, and which particularly affect you. Then take the necessary steps to change your password. TIPS FOR CREATING A STRONGER PASSWORD **** Start with a base word phrase: Choose a memorable catchphrase or guote, and take'the first letter from each word. Add the website name or computer software to the base phrase. HONEY BADGER ebay DON'T CARE Honey Badger Don't Care hbdc hbdcEbay Swap in Non-Alphabetic and Uppercase characters. Lengthen the phrase: Passwords are strongest at 6 characters long and more. These unuşual characters and numbers (%@?/4) make your password even less predictable to hackers using dictionary database attacks. hbd(Eb@y) Sources: hobp://nebforbeginners.about.com/od/antivirusanbispyware/b- p/5-steps-to-a-štrong-password.htm hobp://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/hearbbleed-bug-arbicle-1.1751982 hbbp://mashable.com/2014/04/09/hearbbleed-bug-websites-affected/ hbbp://www.sourcelink.com/images/esig/honey-badger-dont-care.- jpg?sfvrsn=0 A FLORIDA WEB DESIGN AND MARKETING FIRM A WORK OF ART A WORK OF ÅRT, INc, WEBSITE DESIGN SEO I SM MARKETING

The Heartbleed Bug - What it is and How to Handle it

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