I spent a few hours today just getting up to speed on the Heartbleed issue, and I decided it was clearly more important to blog about it, rather than my usual commentary. I was pleased to find that one of my favorite sites for entertainment managed to show a very succinct explanation about the issue: http://xkcd.com/1354/   The important stuff:  


  Here is a website listing popular domain names that are vulnerable: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/   Obviously, this list is not exhaustive. The article is 4 days old (as of this post date). Basically, every company is actively checking their sites for vulnerability or creating or has created patches to fix it. The thing is, even if they have already fixed it (usually they'll say so on their site), it may have been vulnerable previously and your account could have already been compromised. This is more likely if you log...

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