What Did I Talk About On Radio w/c 14th April

Heartbleed Security Only change your passwords if you know the site you use has been patched  Consider changing to a password manager Turn on 2 factor authentication if it is available for your site , check if your site is available here  More details on Heartbleed and whether your site has been patched can be checked here  Install A Password Manager Lastpass  Security On An Android Device Concerned about security on an Android device , what do you need to do ? Make sure your device is running the latest version of Android that it can , check in settings in case it has not updated automatically Only download apps from the Google play store  Install Lookout which will tell you if you are downloading a suspect app  Lookout will Protect your device from malware Scan every app to ensure it’s safe Block malicious websites See which apps access your private… Read More

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The Heartbleed Vulnerability & What You Need to Do & Is Your Password Gone

Many would have heard about the Heartbleed security issue affecting many popular websites . This ” security bug ” enables “badguys” to read user names and passwords that are stored on the websites server memory. This a major security nightmare. So should you race in and change your password: No , only change your password if you know the site you use was vulnerable  Only if the site you use has been patched  If you race in and change your password and the site has not been patched you have just given out your password again. How do you know if the site you use was vulnerable? Check out this list from Mashable and you can check individual sites here  More information on Heartbleed can be found here 

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