In the news today, security breach that's, evidently, been around for hackers on MANY sites for over two years. Anyone know how bad this is? Have we ALL been pretty much "screwed"? See beginning of article below and links:
What is it?
It's called the Heartbleed bug, and it is essentially an information leak.
It starts with a hole in the software that the vast majority of websites on the Internet use to turn your personal information into strings of random numbers and letters. If you see a padlock image in the address bar, there's a good chance that site is using the encryption software that was impacted by the Heartbleed bug.
"It's probably the worst bug the Internet has ever seen," said Matthew Prince, CEO of website-protecting service CloudFlare. "If a week from now we hear criminals spoofed a massive number of accounts at financial institutions, it won't surprise me."
More info in the article link and others. Just google it.