I think you have heard of HEARTBLEED. Need not to be more technical to understand Heartbleed but to be precise Heartbleed can be defined as: Heartbleed is a scary, scary bug. Without getting into the technical aspects of this recently discovered security hole, it’s an issue with OpenSSL, the security protocol used to encrypt web traffic. How vast is this gaping security hole? According to experts, about 66% of the entire Internet is impacted by Heartbleed.
The Wire put together a great comprehensive post explaining what the vulnerability is and how it works, but the most important thing to know is what you should do about it. And unfortunately, for the time being, options are pretty limited and ineffective.
Do you have accounts on any of the sites listed below? Change your password immediately — and be sure to change your passwords on any other sites if you use the same password there.
Those looking to protect themselves from websites still impacted by the Heartbleed bug should install this browser plugin immediately. It will warn users each time they visit a website that has not yet updated OpenSSL to protect users from Heartbleed.