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HEARTBLEED BUG: List of passwords you should change

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The technology and social media website Mashable is continuing to update a list of social networks, email services and e-commerce websites affected by the Heartbleed bug.

FULL LIST: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected

The matrix includes information on what each company has done since learning of the breach, and advice on what you should do.

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Facebook: You should change your password. "We added protections for Facebook's implementation of OpenSSL before this issue was publicly disclosed. We haven't detected any signs of suspicious account activity, but we encourage people to ... set up a unique password."

Twitter: "We were able to determine that [our] servers were not affected by this vulnerability. We are continuing to monitor the situation."

Instagram: You should change your password. "Our security teams worked quickly on a fix and we have no evidence of any accounts being harmed. But because this event impacted many services across the web, we recommend you update your password on Instagram and other sites, particularly if you use the same password on multiple sites."

Pinterest: "We fixed the issue on Pinterest.com, and didn't find any evidence of mischief. To be extra careful, we e-mailed Pinners who may have been impacted, and encouraged them to change their passwords."

LinkedIn: Not affected

Amazon: Not affected

Apple: No information provided

Google: Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Search, Apps and App Engine were affected; Google Chrome and Chrome OS were not. Google said users do not need to change their passwords.

Microsoft: Not affected

Yahoo: You should change your password. "As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began working to fix it... and we are working to implement the fix across the rest of our sites right now."

Target: Not affected

Walmart: Not affected

US Bank: Not affected

Wells Fargo: Not affected

WHAT IS HEARTBLEED?

The bug is vulnerability in Open SSL encryption software used by a large number of web applications.

An attacker get copies of a server's digital keys then use that to impersonate servers or decrypt communication. The bug could read sensitive information like usernames, passwords, emails, instant messages and other content.

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO

1. Change your passwords to everything, including financial and social accounts (make sure they have applied a patch before you change your password)

2. Don't log into any site that requires a password using a public wifi.

3. Clear your browsing history and cookies

4. Try not to opt for "save my password" option

5. Check your bank statements daily

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