Heartbleed,discovered by Finnish security firm Codenomicon,along with Google Inc,researcher who was working seperatly ,affects around two thirds of prominent websites on the www.
What is Heartbleed ?
Heartbleed affects one of the widely used technologies used to protect online transcation such as signing in to emails,making payments and checking bank account.
Why is it a Big deal?
Since it is being undetected for more then two years by security experts,so they are worried and it is also unclear whether any information has been stolen or not…!!
How does it works?
Basically Heartbleed creates an opening in secure data links..someone can potentially use that opening to snoop on interenet traffic,grabbing all the critical dta like user passwaord,credit card number,bank account details.
What can we do to protect ourself?
For now,you can change the password for the site that have adopted the fix ,and make sure you don’t use the same login criteria for other websites.
Facebook:(was it affected?unclear)
Facebook has already deployed a patch nonetheless,so you can go ahead and change its password.
Twitter:(was it affected?unclear)
The company has yet to comment over the threat.It’s better you not use a password common with other service.
Goolge:(was it affected?Yes)
Google has clarified that users do not need to change their password ,but because of the previous vulnerability,its better to change.
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