ANDROID PHONES, HEALTHCARE.GOV, AMAZON, YAHOO, BANKS AND MORE THAN 20,000 MAJOR WEBSITES ALL PART OF A MAJOR INTERNET SECURITY FLAW
Since first discovered last week, the Heartbleed bug has become the widest and deepest security flaw on the web. It continues to put peoples personal information at risk, from passwords and e-mails to financial information.
Protecting yourself is crucial!
Security experts say the vulnerable software can be found on phone and tablet brands including Samsung, HTC and others. Even government websites such as healthcare.gov were affected and have advised over 8 millions users to change their passwords.
A flaw in the computer code that encrypts your personal information on websites continues to put your Social Security numbers, debit/credit card numbers, passwords, etc. at risk. There is no way to tell who is affected. You could already be a victim of identity theft and not even know it!
What do thieves do with your information? Besides financial fraud and running up charges in your name, they can hack into your bank accounts, commit medical ID Theft, Social Security and IRS scams, even criminal acts.