In short, the Heartbleed bug and its repercussions are complex
. Instead of spending the next few days and weeks checking your favorite websites to see if theyíve plugged the vulnerability, though, there is an easier solution: Start using LastPass
LastPass, if youíve never used it before, is the best cross-platform password manager in the world ó and itís free to boot. LastPass uses a different password for each of your various web apps and services, so that even if hackers get their hands on one password, they canít go any further. More importantly, though, LastPass now includes a tool
that checks all of your websites to see if they are vulnerable to Heartbleed, and whether theyíve updated their security certificates.
If you use a large number of web services it will take a little time to switch all of those passwords over to the LastPass Vault, but itís worth it. Really, given the shoddy security practices of many large companies, and the shocking regularity of their databases getting hacked, you should use a password manager like LastPass if you care about your online security and privacy. http://www.extremetech.com/computing...ange-right-now