Almost 25% of internet under risk (wtf!?)
Chances are you’ve heard of Heartbleed, a bug that in Layman’s terms,
[pullquote]“allows anyone on the Internet to access protected information, compromising user names, passwords and actual content.”[/pullquote]
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected under normal conditions. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
Secure websites — with “https” in the URL (“s” stands for secure) — make up 56% of websites, and nearly half of those sites were vulnerable to the bug.
Don’t panic: There isn’t any indication that a hacker caught wind of this; it seems the researchers were the first to locate the problem.
Before using your credit card in any website, check if it’s safe!
Here’s a trusted tool where you can check if ANY website has been compromised: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/?h=uqr.me
List of passwords you should change right now:
- Twitter (do it just in case)
- Gmail (do it just in case)
- Yahoo mail
- Amazon web services
What about uQR.me?:
Your account has not been compromised. You don’t need to update your uQR.me password.
We at uQR.me took this issue very seriously and quickly went through the appropriate channels, installed Heartbleed’s fix and we are happy to announce that our site has passed the test. (Check here)
Your account and dynamic QR codes are safe with us and we will make sure they stay that way.