The Heartbleed Threat Demands User Attention
The serious Heartbleed bug that has plagued OpenSSL, the open-source encryption protocol, has system administrators scrambling to patch the back-end systems supporting many popular online services. Administrators also are revoking keys associated with the digital certificates that validate the authenticity of a website or service, according to Finnish security testing firm Codenomicon, which has set up a thorough website addressing the issue.
Users of online services need to take action as well, say security experts, as hundreds of thousands of servers, including those that support Google, Yahoo and Dropbox, may have been impacted. Many of those services are urging users to change their passwords. Here are 10 of those services.