Three things to do to protect yourself from Heartbleed

4/11/2014

Here are three steps recommended by technology experts to protect yourself from the recently discovered Heartbleed security loophole.

Here are three steps recommended by technology experts to protect yourself from the recently discovered Heartbleed security loophole.

* Change your passwords. This isn't a fool-proof solution. It'll only help if the website in question has put in place required security patches. You also might want to wait a week and then change them again.

* Worried about the websites you're surfing? There's a free add-on for the Firefox browser to check a site's vulnerability and provide color-codes flags. Green means go and red means stop. You can download it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/heartbleed-checker/

* Check the website of the company that made your home router to see if it has announced any problems. Also be diligent about downloading and installing and software updates you may receive.

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