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Jeanne Boyarsky
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You should still change your password for a lot of sites. (especially if they reported having the issue and resolving it)

There's a Firefox extension out called Heartbleed extension that tells if sites are currently vulnerable. It shows up as untrusted because Mozilla hasn't vouched for it yet. I found out about it from OWASP - a security organization - so I trust it. (Code is in GitHub if you want to read it.)

And yes, I verified this site shows as Green == Good!


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This extension is very cool. Thank you, Jeanne!
Jan de Boer
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Ah, so there is a good site to my bank account being overdrawn at this moment! (Seriously actually, it is.)

Thanks for the advice. I did not know that hearthbleed was that dangerous.
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