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.