Cyber security expert say that a large portion of web space is affected by Heart Bleed Bug vulnerability that can compromise your private details on the web. The bug is a flaw in the OpenSSL software that protects your web communication from cyber theft and hackers. The flaw could encourage cyber thief and hackers to steal passwords and develop fake versions of websites and misuse your bank accounts.
Many security expert claiming that they already have access to hundreds of Yahoo passwords already. Ronald Pins from Security Firm “Fox it” Tweets that they are able to scrap Yahoo username and passwords.
You can perform a web taste to verify if you are at risk of being exposed by going to some websites that are keeping check on the bug affected websites.
We were able to scrape a Yahoo username & password via the Heartbleed bug. Censored example in our blog:http://t.co/iBPqitjAFa
— Ronald Prins (@cryptoron) April 8, 2014
The security Firm Fox It suggested two website
http://filippo.oi/heartbleed/ (which is a web test)
http://s3.jspenguin.org/ssltest.py (Which is a python test to check vulnerability on the websites that uses OpenSSL software)
Heart Bleed Bug is the most known cyber venerability in the recent time and almost every website is requesting its users to change their password to stay safe.
Yahoo is already affected which means that your yahoo username, password and chats in direct messages could be up for stealing. If you have a Yahoo ID, Flicker and Tumblr account it would be wise to change your password right away and keep a track on your bank account in case of a fraud charge.
Web majors who have a security layers called perfect forward secrecy will have less chances of getting affected with Heart Bleed Bug venerability. It’s important to know that some websites are more venerable than the others and not every website uses OpenSSL but most of them do.