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Title: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: Marlin on Apr 10, 2014, 11:03
Internet users told to change ALL passwords in wake of ‘catastrophic’ Heartbleed security bug
Title: Re: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: Marlin on Apr 11, 2014, 11:18
Here is a follow up on the first article:

The passwords you need to change RIGHT NOW because of the ‘Heartbleed’ bug

This initial list composed by Mashable is in no way complete, but includes a grid of information and explanation for services and sites that responded to the report’s request, and will continue to be updated.

Social Networks affected include Facebook and Tumblr. LinkedIn is safe and the status of Twitter is unknown.

Companies affected include Google and Yahoo. Microsoft and Amazon are safe, but Apple is unknown.

Email affected include Gmail and Yahoo Mail. Outlook/Hotmail and AOL are safe.
Title: Re: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: BuddyThePug on Apr 12, 2014, 12:09
Skype wouldn't answer whether they were affected, or had fixed the problem. So I'd assume Skype is a no-go until fixed.
Title: Re: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: Rennhack on Apr 12, 2014, 03:48
A note:  Don't bother changing your password until the affected systems are fixed.  The exploits are still there, and changing your password while it is still effected is useless.
Title: Re: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: Marlin on Apr 12, 2014, 06:10
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Check the list Tk3NHFpN3NwbSJ9
Title: Re: Heartbleed security bug
Post by: SloGlo on Apr 18, 2014, 06:48
got this from a friend in i.t., may bee yins can use it when changing passwords will help.

At work, my teammates and I must come up with strong passwords that we all can remember and share for computers we all work on together as a team. We are protecting servers that cost from $10,000 to $60,000 each. I wanted to share what we do because as I have learned in the last year or so, many I know are getting hacked by having passwords that are not strong enough. If you and you friends follow this rule, you will never get hacked.

1. At least 10 to 12 characters
2. It is OK to use words or sentences but they must be broken up by special character, capital and number substitution
3. Rules for substitution that are easy to remember:
a. Start all new words in a sentence with a capital
b. Replace all a or A with @
c. Replace all s or S with $
d. Replace all o or O with 0 (zero) [make sure to choose a word with O so you have at least one number to meet the one number rule]
e. If possible, use a contraction like we’ll or ‘Twas to use the apostrophe
f. These are just some. Make up your own like replace all l or L with 1 (the number one)

Here’s an example or six of good ones. These use rules a through e. Make a sentence:
1. We’ll eat good foods: password = We’lle@tG00dF00d$
2. I’m a girl watcher: password = I’m@girlW@tcher [this one will fail a number check so we have to change the song…I’m a cool girl watcher: password = I’m@c00lGirlW@tcher]
3. Rubber baby buggy bumpers: password = Rubberb@byBuggyBumper$ [This one also has no numbers so maybe Rubber baby boggy bumpers: password = Rubberb@byB0ggyBumper$
4. Baby ducks are cool: password = B@byDuck$@reC00l
5. We’ll all Get along: password = We’ll@llGet@l0ng (This is Rodney King’s password)
6. Here’s an example or six of good ones: password = Here’s@nEx@mple0r$ix0FG00d0ne$
7. Bonus! – What you can do for your country: Wh@tY0uC@nD0F0rY0urC0untry

Hope this helps you

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