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Chris Davis

The Heartbleed Virus: The Passwords You Should Change!

 
Posted April 11th, 2014 @ 7:07pm

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Here is the list of the websites affected by the Heartbleed virus, and what passwords you should change according to Yahoo Tech.

 

• Yahoo Mail: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Gmail: Was affected! But patched. A Google representative told Mashable you need not change your password. But you should probably do it anyway, just in case. 

• AOL: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Hotmail/Outlook: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password. 

• Amazon Web Services (for website operators): Was affected. If you use Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EC2, Amazon Linux AMI, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, AWS OpsWorks, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, or Amazon CloudFront, you should change your password.

• eBay: Was probably not affected. But you should change your password just in case.

• GoDaddy: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password. 

• Amazon: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• PayPal: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Target: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Intuit (TurboTax): Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Healthcare.gov: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• 1040.com: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• FileYour Taxes.com: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• H&R Block: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• IRS: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password. 

• Tumblr: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Twitter: Unclear. It’s “monitoring the situation.” So maybe wait a few more days and then change your password.

• Facebook: Unclear! It has “added protections,” so it’d be best to change your password.

• LinkedIn: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Google: Was affected! But patched. Google says you don’t need to, but just to be safe, you should probably change your password for the following Google services: Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App Engine. Google Chrome and Chrome OS were not affected.

• Yahoo: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Dropbox: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• OkCupid: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• SoundCloud: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Wunderlist: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• IFTTT: Was affected! But patched. You should change your password.

• Netflix: Unclear. So maybe wait a few more days and then change your password. 

• Apple: An Apple spokesperson told Yahoo Tech that “Apple takes security very seriously. iOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key web-based services were not affected.” So, no need to change your password.

• Amazon: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Microsoft: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Evernote: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.

• Dashlane: Was not affected. You do not need to change your password.  

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