The Heartbleed Bug is still preoccupying major websites as they assess whether the security encryption flaw known as the Heartbleed Bug affected their site, and putting in place a fix if needed. On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the U.S. government advised people who had accounts at healthcare.gov to change their passwords. Administration officials said there is no indication that data on the government’s health care website had been compromised, but recommended the password change out of an abundance of caution. Still, it indicates that the security flaw first identified on April 8 is continuing to cause headaches 11 days later.
We wrote about the Heartbleed Bug in an earlier blog shortly after the encryption problem was made public. We included in that blog a link to lastpass where you can type in a website address to see if it has been affected. Mashable has compiled a list of popular websites that you can check to see if it was affected and what, if any, recommendations they have made to their users. You can check that listing here. If you have not already done so, you should take the steps we outlined earlier to protect yourself and your data.