Satnam Narang, a security response manager at Symantec, urged people not to panic. In a statement to The Huffington Post
The attacks came as security experts scrambled to determine how many systems and what types of computers are vulnerable to
He said corporate security teams had spent the day combing their networks to find vulnerable machines and patch them, and
In response to the Heartbleed bug, several big technology companies -- including Google, Facebook and Microsoft -- have pledged
As the conversations surrounding the Heartbleed bug continue to multiply, and as is the case with any widespread security breach, individually, we are often left with a lingering question: Who caused this and who is responsible for fixing the problem?
Instead of playing the data breach blame game, you need to take control of the situation. Do a few simple things every day and make yourself a tougher get, have the tools to quickly determine if you are in harm's way and have a solution in place to deal with the fallout.
The poll was conducted online, so all respondents had at least some online presence. Only 23 percent of respondents have
Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information
Change your passwords for Google (and Gmail), Yahoo (and Yahoo Mail), Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Etsy, GoDaddy
But who can investigate the matter? This is a non-trivial question because the government is no longer trustworthy.
So if you're in the midst of changing passwords, now's a good time to start a password system, rather than picking one new, universal password.
Oracle Corp has not posted such an advisory on its support site. Company spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger declined to comment
As much as 66 percent of the web may have been compromised by a newly revealed security flaw called Heartbleed.
In short, it's a nightmare. So how can you protect yourself now? You can also plug in a website to check if it's impacted
For context (and to understand how bad Heartbleed is), here's how SSL and OpenSSL work: Every time you log into a website