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NEED I CHANGE MY PASSWORDS (ref heartbleed virus)

 
 
Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 03:45 pm
I don't use FB orPinterest. My apps on my fone are mostly USGS and airline and hotel . The only public one Im aware of is foor AMAZON

Is this a serious one.?
Should I change PINS for AMT's?
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 04:18 pm
@farmerman,
do any of your accounts have financial transactions?

I'd change the passwords on any of those accounts.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 04:29 pm
I've read that changing does no good if the site hasn't fixed stuff.
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/04/10/heartbleed-bug-protection-limited/?__lsa=d0f1-e011

I'm a dodo on all this, but I suspect it's ok to fix my password at my bank, one of the major ones.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sun 13 Apr, 2014 07:14 pm
@farmerman,
Most financial sites are posting notices if they are affected by the Bleed, or they are notifying everyone once they have updated their code.

I would only worry about financial passwords, assuming that you use different passwords for different sites, and only change them once the institution has put out a notice that they have upgraded.

It's usually good to change passwords every so often anyway, so this is a good excuse to go through the exercise (just not too soon, or the new password could be compromised).
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