HEARTBLEED BUG: Change These Passwords Right Now
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen.
As sites fix the bug on their end, it’s time for you to change your passwords. The Heartbleed bug allowed information leaks from a key safety feature that is supposed to keep your online communication private — email, banking, shopping, and passwords.
Don’t change all your passwords yet, though. If a company hasn’t yet updated its site, you still can’t connect safely. A new password would be compromised too.
Many companies are not informing their customers of the danger — or asking them to update their log-in credentials. So, here’s a handy password list. It’ll be updated as companies respond to CNN’s questions.
Change these passwords now (they were patched)
Google+, YouTube and Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo, Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, Flickr, OKCupid
Don’t worry about these (they don’t use the affected software, or ran a different version)
AOL and Mapquest, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Chase Bank, Fidelity, E*Trade, HSBC Bank, Microsoft, Hotmail and Outlook, PayPal, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, Wells Fargo Bank, U.S. Bank
Don’t change these passwords yet (still unclear, no response)
Amazon, American Express, Apple, iCloud and iTunes, Capital One Bank, Citibank, LinkedIn, PNC Bank, Twitter (the company said Twitter’s servers weren’t affected but also noted that Twitter used the affected software in some capacity.) Wikipedia