You have probably heard, seen, or read something by now about the Heartbleed bug that, by some accounts, is dramatic and will end your world as you know it, and by others, a big security flaw that needs to be addressed. So what does it all really mean and should you be worried?
Below is a good NY Times blog of what it is what what you should worry about. For the most part there was a security hole that could allow someone to grab data on a secure site even though it was secure with SSL. Mainly the sage advice now to deal with it is to change your passwords since there is a chance that they were compromised by the bug. It is best practice to change your passwords every now and then anyway so it is not a bad thing to do. But don’t rush out and do this for all of web systems you have a login for yet. Some of them may have not fixed the bug yet so if you make the change, there is still a chance the information can be grabbed.
Check out these blog articles here for a greater look in to this topic – Q. and A. on Heartbleed: A Flaw Missed by the Masses and The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now