The Heartbleed Bug may not be front-page news at this time, but it is no less of a threat. Last week, we heard that the Heartbleed Bug posed a grave threat to Internet security and we were advised to take immediate action. Heartbleed affects OpenSSL, used by a majority of the web to securely send data. Thus, many commonly used sites are affected by Heartbleed.
While the services we use on a daily basis, such as social networks, email services, cloud storage and video services, etc., are all actively producing patches to eliminate the vulnerability that Heartbleed exposed. Some of us have yet to do our part. That is, to support the above-mentioned security efforts, the public is advised as a precaution to change passwords immediately!
This recent Internet security threat exposed a number of vulnerabilities and it has raised a number of questions concerning daily computer use. How often do you personally change your passwords? How often should you change your passwords? Is it okay to use the same passwords on multiple sites? What is a Password Manager and how much do they cost? Now with the discovery of the Heartbleed Bug, what sites are the most vulnerable?
This article on TWK Web and Print Design by Tumikia Watu-Khuthaza discusses the following topics:
- Recommended frequency for changing passwords
- Password Managers
- Vulnerable sites
- Internet security