If you use internet on a daily basis chances are you already know about the danger that Heart Bleed Bug has brought to the web world. Around 66% websites around the world that use Open SSL got affected by this vulnerability so it’s very important to know what is at risk.
After the Bug was exposed more than a week ago many social media websites, email services and other websites have confirmed that they have patched the Heart Bleed Bug. If you use same password for various websites you might be at higher risk of exposing your personal details to hackers and cyber thieves.
Luckily, most major websites have already fixed the Heart Bleed vulnerable patches so changing passwords of these websites is the best line of defense against the severe bug. Here is list of websites from social media, emails, bank sites and other that can be vulnerable to Heart Bleed Bug.
The biggest name in the Social Media have patched the bug Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram,Tumblr, Flickr, Google+, Youtube, Pinterest , Foursquare, Twitter and Vine are vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug. But the Good news is that all of these major social network websites have almost fix the affected patches and if you use these websites it is a good time to change your passwords.
Yahoo’s most services are affected by the bug so Yahoo mail is also vulnerable to this Open SSL vulnerability. Google mail service Gmail has also patched the bug and the web giant quickly came up with a fix.
Although, Google is confident that no password has been exposed is better to be safe than sorry. Go daddy’s email service has also patched the deadly bug so if you use the service it is advised to change the password. Other email services like Hotmail, Aol and Outlook are not vulnerable.
Most bank websites and financial services that use Open SSL did not noticed any Heart Bleed Bug vulnerability. Websites like Bank of America, Chase, PNB bank TD Ameritrade are not affected by the bug but you would still want to change your password if you don’t use a unique password for financial services.
Amazon’s web service patched the Heartbleed Bug but Amazon promptly addressed the issue. Which means the patch is fixed and it is a right time to change your password.
Other popular websites such as dating site OK cupid, adult video website red tube photo sharing app Dropbox have patched the bug.
The online Anonemity Software Tor Networks has also patched the Heartbleed Bug in some of its relays. Developers are still fixing the affected Exit and Guard relays so Tor users should wait to change password until its officially confirmed that the vulnerable patches are fix.