Guarding Against Heartbleed
by Fox Van Allen for Techlicious
On the heels of the dramatic Heartbleed vulnerability news – comes browser extensions for Chrome & Firefox that can help guard against this problem.–PC Pitstop.
Though news of the Heartbleed SSL bug broke early last week, the danger to your personal data is far from over. Countless websites are still vulnerable to Heartbleed data leaks, and will be for some time. The only way to surf safe is to change all your passwords, and only after you test each site you visit.
The good news: Checking sites for Heartbleed just got a whole lot easier thanks to a pair of new browser plug-ins that automate your safety research for you. Techlicious recommends you immediately download the incredibly useful Chromebleed extension for Google Chrome or the Heartbleed-Ext extension for Mozilla Firefox. Neither Apple’s Safari browser nor Microsoft’s Internet Explorer have plug-ins available at this time. So this would be a good time to check out a new browser, if you don’t have Chrome or Firefox already installed.
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