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03:35 AM on 04/10/14 
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digitalbybirth
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There's a virus called HeartBleed which is effecting certain sites. Check this link if you want to know if you're at risk!

http://blog.lastpass.com/2014/04/las...sites-are.html
02:47 PM on 04/10/14 
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Not really a virus ... it's an OpenSSL bug.
Came here to say this. This is, in almost every way, worse than a virus because of how low-level this is for everything on the web.
02:54 PM on 04/10/14 
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Changed so many of my passwords just now.
03:13 PM on 04/10/14 
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Changed so many of my passwords just now.
Only do that if the site tells you they fixed it. Otherwise its pointless.
03:15 PM on 04/10/14 
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I'm trying to think of a way to tell my relatives to change all of their passwords that will both make them do so, and won't make them think I'm insane. Cause this is some DEFCON 5 level shit that I spent the past two days dealing with at work.
06:35 PM on 04/10/14 
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Only do that if the site tells you they fixed it. Otherwise its pointless.
Eh, better to be safe than sorry. I didn't mind. It was about time I changed most of them anyway.
08:02 PM on 04/10/14 
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Facebook, Github, AWS, Twitter, Google, TurboTax, Dropbox, Minecraft, and Soundcloud. Damn I have a lot of new passwords to come up with, as well as more that shared a password in common with one of those services. Fucking hell this is a nightmare.
08:55 PM on 04/10/14 
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I don't mind changing passwords too much, I just change my generator function.
09:29 PM on 04/10/14 
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yeah that was a pain in the ass, but had to be done.
04:20 AM on 04/11/14 
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Eh, better to be safe than sorry. I didn't mind. It was about time I changed most of them anyway.
You shouldn't because if the site or service hasn't patched their OpenSSL that new password isn't secure.

I think this is a great reminder that you should use a password manager like Last Pass or 1password. Let it create random passwords for you and use the manager when needed.
11:43 AM on 04/11/14 
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I think this is a great reminder that you should use a password manager like Last Pass or 1password. Let it create random passwords for you and use the manager when needed.
I already know this and do.
01:48 AM on 04/12/14 
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Thanks for this.
06:12 AM on 04/12/14 
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just updated a ton of my passwords and downloaded 1password. really great app.
07:34 AM on 04/12/14 
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This may help you out. Just type in the site you're concerned about and it'll tell you it's security status and whether you need to change you password.

https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/
02:46 PM on 04/12/14 
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I'm doing some research on Heartbleed now. I know very little about technology, but this 1password app I've been hearing about doesn't sound too great. If someone hacks that, like the Heartbleed hacked all those sites, then they'd get all my passwords at once.

I must be missing something here.



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