Heartbleed, one of the most daunting security breaches to ever encounter the internet, is wreaking havoc on widespread data.
This notable flaw in the protection of our information continues to jeopardize usernames and passwords cross-platform striking chaos and fear into the hearts of many.
Essentially, many online services use OpenSSL which is aimed to scramble raw data, preventing hackers from accessing usernames and passwords directly.
However, Heartbleed is the loophole.
Thinking About Changing Your Password? Don’t.
Although many people’s first reaction to such a breach would be to just update passwords, you could actually be putting yourself more at risk.
Unless the application you’ve changed your password to has updated its security protocol, your new password is just as accessible as your old one. This gives hackers all the more reason to target you, since you’ve given them two passwords instead of one.
Which Games Were Affected?
Safe and Unaffected Applications
- EVE Online
- Xbox Live
Fixed Applications (Change Your Password Immediately)
- Apple Game Center
- Best Buy
- Humble Bundle
- League of Legends
- Playstation Store
- Rockstar Games Social Club
- Sony Online Entertainment
Want To Know More?
If you’re unsatisfied by the short explanation, you can find more information on Heartbleed here. The more educated you are, the more steps you can take to secure your information.
This handy Website Checker can also ease your mind by testing any URL for traces of the breach.