The OpenSSL venerability Heart Bleed Bug is everywhere on the web threatening the exposure of millions password saved online. A large portion of worldwide web is affected by the bug including various websites we use on the daily basis. Web users are in panic mode since Monday when OpenSSL announce the threat.
The Bug attack is so deadly that web security organizations are advising people to stay away from the internet until the problem get fixed. But if you are one of those people who find it hard to lose contact with the web for hours here is what you need to do to stay safe.
Check if Your Frequently Visited Websites Are Affected:
What Website are affected is the question Millions of people are asking on the web since Monday and there is a simple answer to that. Just Go one the below mentioned link and check if the website you visit often is at risk or not.
Click on the link and enter the website address to see if you have chances of being exposed? If yes go and change your pass words and clear your direct messages before it’s too late.
Update Passwords of Every Online Account You Own:
Start with your Yahoo account if you have one. Yahoo was once attacked with Heart Bleed bug some 2 years ago and it is clear that it is still venerable. Thousands of Yahoo password have been stolen and chances are your
Be Informed About What Can Get Leaked:
The heartbleed bug website that is designed to help common users understand the effects of the bug says “We attacked ourselves from outside, without leaving a trace. Without using any privileged information or credentials we were able steal from ourselves the secret keys used for our X.509 certificates, user names and passwords, instant messages, emails and business critical documents and communication.”
So know that you know what is at stack save the important document on your PC and delete them from your mail, direct messages if possible.
Avoid Online Banking As Much Possible:
Just because your banking site is not affected from Heart Bleed Bug yet doesn’t mean it’s totally safe to do online banking. Sometimes it takes a while for the bank to realize that they have been hit by the bug and by the time action would be taken your information could be already in hands of the cyber thief.
The best way to keep your bank account safe would be avoiding online banking for a while.
ur Credit Card Details from Online Stores:
Most of us save our credit card information on various online services these days. Be it an ecommerce store or an online video or song streaming service we store our bank details and select auto payment options to save ourselves time and avoid hassle.
With the venerability like Heart Bleed Bug affecting most websites this is not the best time to have your bank account information online. Try to remove your account information from e commerce websites and anywhere else who have stored them on the web to avoid cyber theft.
Avoid Clinking Unreliable Links:
Cyber criminals and hackers often create bogus link and duplicate websites to take advantage of the venerability. To keep your important information safe from cyber crime gang avoid clicking on links that seem unreliable and unsafe. Do not click on a shady link even if it comes from a person you know very well, it could have come from a hacker who have accessed your friends account.
Cut Your Web Usage:
The best way to stay away from this widespread bug is to just keep your web usage as limited as possible. Experts are positive about finding a solution for the bug and it wont be long before they come up something to make us feel safer on the web but until than try to limit your web time.