If you thought the Heart Bleed bug was a storm in a teacup (remember the Millennium bug), think again.  Here’s a small list of sites that have admitted to being affected although, due to the nature of the bug, it’s hard (think ‘impossible’) to know whether any data has been compromised:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Vine
  • Google
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Tumblr
  • LinkedIn
  • Gmail
  • Yahoo Mail
  • Dropbox
  • GE Money
  • Myer Visa Card
  • Myer Card
  • Coles Mastercard


Food for thought.

Once again:

  1. check the sites that you visit (there is now a browser extension that will do this automatically)
  2. change your password
  3. have a variety of different passwords

and, finally, make sure you check all your financial statements for suspect transactions.