If you’ve missed it, there’s been a ton of information shared about the OpenSSL vulnerability affecting every web site (so it seems) except a few such as Microsoft, Apple/iOS. Fortunately, most of the web sites are patching their OpenSSL and being fixed. But that leaves you with work to do, work that may take an hour or more to do.
Here are 5 tips to help you get that work done and describe what I am doing.
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Some tips for you to follow on how to deal with Heartbleed include the following:
- Change passwords. Now that there’s been time for the dust to settle (e.g. patches to be made, vulnerabilities to be closed), I’m changing my passwords on all web sites that were vulnerable (list appears in Tip #4, but there could be more so apply Tip #3).
- Managing passwords. I manage my passwords using the open source Keepass/Keepassx/ KeepassDroid/Minikeepass on my Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, respectively, and that’s made generating complex passwords and keeping track of them much easier. Others choose to use the web-based LastPass or 1Password.
- Check for Heartbleed vulnerability. Although LastPass has made this web site available to help you identify the status of the vulnerability patching at various sites, you can also load these two add-ons to your Chrome and Firefox browsers:
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