Why do I need to change passwords after HeartBleed?

You may have noticed that I didn’t jump on the HeartBleed bandwagon last week. I’m not a particularly reactive person, I’m not prone to panicking, and I felt that there was simply too much that wasn’t known about the ramifications of the security issue.

Now that things have settled down a little, it’s time to take a calmer look at what happened, to learn what you need to do, and to answer the most common question about HeartBleed: why?

But first things first: it’s not on your machine. In fact, it doesn’t affect your machine at all. This is all about the servers that you access on the internet.

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