6 Security Tips for Heartbleed and Beyond

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Registered: 01-20-2004
6 Security Tips for Heartbleed and Beyond
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 12:39pm

"As the Heartbleed bug continues to make news as the full extent of the security loophole becomes known, some basic Internet security tips may help to keep computers safer. While these are no guarantee that the Heartbleed bug won’t affect you personally, these tips should keep your computer safer in general."

  1. Be skeptical
  2. Follow news of the Heartbleed bug
  3. Keep the security software on your computer up to date
  4. Check and recheck lists of affected websites
  5. Passwords are like socks. Change both often
  6. Check your bank account, debit, and credit card balances often if you use them online

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 04-22-2014 - 2:11pm

This has me really upset. I had just changed all my passwords over the Target fiasco now this. I'm worried about any kind of online activity now!