One of the biggest cyber security threat named HeartBleed Bug took the web by a storm when millions of websites patched this deadly bug in less than a week. With around 2/3 rd part of the web affected there is a good chance that your device may have patched Heart Bleed.
If you have already changed password of your social network accounts and think your smartphone and Tablets are safe you are living in denial.
A number of Android Apps, Devices and some Windows apps got affected by the bug and game console are also under the scanner for patching this severe bug.
iOS users take a breather as Apple confirmed that iOS devices have not patched the bug. BlackBerry has not confirmed Heartbleed vulnerability but those using BBM messengers are at risk.
Now that you know that there is a bug out there that could steal all your personal information, user name, passwords and more here is what you should do protect yourself.
Google has confirmed that Android 4.1 has patched HeartBleed bug and if your device is one of the 300 million Android smartphones and tablets running on this Android you should take action.
The famous mobile security company Lookout has released an app called HeartBleed detector which is available at Google Play Store. The App checks the OpenSSL version on your device and tells you if you are affected by the bug or not.
Run the App test to check if your device has patched the HeartBleed Bug. Luckily, there is no report on the Bug attack found on an Android smartphone or tablet as of now. But in case you do find the bug let Google know so they can send you a patch.
Few SSL Windows Apps such as Trac and Review Board have patched the bug and Bitnami is working to fix the problem. You can clink on the link http://filippo.io/Heartbleed and check if your device has patched the Open SSL vulnerability. The Popular App maker Bitnami also has alternative information to check if your device is at risk.
If you are using BlackBerry messenger on your smartphone you must know that it could have patched HeartBleed Bug. BlackBerry recently announced that is is going to release a patch for BBM users by this Friday. In the meanwhile try logging off from your BBM messenger and upgrading your Open SSL if you haven’t already done so.
However the Heart Bleed bug threat became global when a Google employee found the Open SSL vulnerability you’d be surprise to know that it has been around for almost 2 years. However, security agencies around the world are taking this recent threat very seriously and already claiming it one of the biggest cyber threat in the history.