The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is used throughout the internet by pretty much every major website, ranging from Google to Facebook, Pinterest to Twitter. The security breach was fixed with the latest version of OpenSSL, and the internet was quick to patch the flaw.
However, half a million websites were believed to have been affected by Heartbleed, and it’s the responsibility of admins to install the fix. So… should you change your Twitter password?
Not according to Twitter themselves, who stated that both the “twitter.com and api.twitter.com servers were not affected by this vulnerability.”
But better to be safe than sorry, right? And what about other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Tumblr? Check the visual below for a look at the sites that could have been affected by Heartbleed, which comes courtesy of LWG Consulting.
(Source: LWG Consulting.)
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