Heartbleed SSL Threat Startles Web Industry

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Headlines are flashing scary news, that passwords, emails, and other secure information may be at risk across millions of websites who use vulnerable SSL technology.

Security researchers say the threat, known as Heartbleed, is serious, partly because it remained undiscovered for more two years. Attackers can exploit the vulnerability without leaving any trace, so anything sent during that time has potentially been compromised. It’s not known, though, whether anyone has actually used it to conduct an attack.

Of course, the usual, researchers are urging everyone to change their passwords.  Not a solution to the problem, but if your information is out there it will help.