This is a bit outside the normal repair shop posts you find here, but it’s important: A coding mistake that has existed for several years in one of the fundamental libraries used by about half of all servers on the Internet was recently discovered, and it’s likely being used to steal passwords and account information from all across the Internet. This is such a major issue it’s been given it’s own name, the Heartbleed bug. Companies are working frantically to secure their systems.
Mashable has some more comprehensive information, but if you use any of these services, you should change your password or your account may have been compromised:
- Google (including Gmail)
- Yahoo (including Yahoo Mail)
- Amazon Web Services (but not Amazon Shopping)
- Intuit (TurboTax, QuickBooks, etc.)
Be safe out there!