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There's no point of changing your password if the website you did it on hasn't patched the problem.

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  • loonytune15
    122 posts
    edited April 2014
    Thats true, but you'd expect the big guys to have sorted it out asap..
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    Maybe some have, but it's good to double check just to be sure.
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited April 2014
    Was quite shocking to hear about this a few days ago, does make you wonder how safe all your information really is tho.
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  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    Was quite shocking to hear about this a few days ago, does make you wonder how safe all your information really is tho.
    I thought having information about yourself on the internet not being safe was a given. The internet is like the Wild West. Everyone is trying to take control of it, only leaving ruin behind. An IT specialist once told me that the internet is a time bomb waiting to go off, and it was only a matter of time before the infrastructure would start crumbling. I always thought he was a paranoid person, but when I got into networking/computers I realized how vulnerable everything really is. It's a miracle things are still functioning properly with all the abuse that's going on with the internet. Giant ISPs, rouge malicious hacking groups and governments are probably hurting the internet more than anybody now.
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • mr_skeltal_80
    18104 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    One skilled Italian guy made this Heartbleed checker. Check if the site your visiting has been fixed or hasnt been affected at all. Pretty handy. Change your password is the leak on your site has been fixed.

    hxxps://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ ( replace xx with tt, of course )
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited April 2014
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    Was quite shocking to hear about this a few days ago, does make you wonder how safe all your information really is tho.
    I thought having information about yourself on the internet not being safe was a given. The internet is like the Wild West. Everyone is trying to take control of it, only leaving ruin behind. An IT specialist once told me that the internet is a time bomb waiting to go off, and it was only a matter of time before the infrastructure would start crumbling. I always thought he was a paranoid person, but when I got into networking/computers I realized how vulnerable everything really is. It's a miracle things are still functioning properly with all the abuse that's going on with the internet. Giant ISPs, rouge malicious hacking groups and governments are probably hurting the internet more than anybody now.

    Your totally right the internet is not a safe place without a doubt but you would at least think that a password/security company would be prepared for all circumstances tho
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  • theslayer369
    2002 posts Member
    edited April 2014
    I had an email from McAfee telling me not to change my passwords until the virus has been fixed. Makes sense to me.
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