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The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is a newly discovered threat which puts password security at risks. Many service providers such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and more have patched their servers against this very serious issue, but it is still recommended that users change their passwords to protect against possible compromise of personal information.

Mashable posted a nice table outlining which services are at risk and where users may want to update their password. In addition many tech sites, such as CNET, have posted FAQs on the bug.

In general, we recommend clients change their passwords on a fairly regular basis, that they use “secure” passwords, and that they don’t use the same password across multiple logins. A great tool to manage your passwords is 1Password. 1Password allows you to have a password vault accessible across multiple devices and platforms, and it creates stronger passwords.