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Published: Apr 10, 2014
Heartbleed Vulnerability List: Passwords You Need to Change Immediately, Like Right Now!
by staff


#Heartbleed - Internet users are encouraged to change the online passwords after the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed" affecting OpenSSL.

The #Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL means that any website with HTTPS encryption is vulnerable to attack.
The bug was simultaneously discovered by Neel Mehta of Google Security and a team of security engineers at Codenomicon.

The security researchers who discovered the bug have also created a website with more information about Heartbleed and the security vulnerability on websites affected.

A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed encryption bug.

Company

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Password Change Needed?

What did they say?

Facebook

Unclear

Yes

Yes

"We added protections for Facebook’s implementation of OpenSSL before this issue was publicly disclosed. We haven’t detected any signs of suspicious account activity, but we encourage people to ... set up a unique password."

LinkedIn

No

No

No

"We didn't use the offending implementation of OpenSSL in www.linkedin.com or www.slideshare.net. As a result, HeartBleed does not present a risk to these web properties."

Tumblr

Yes

Yes

Yes

"We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue."

Twitter

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

Twitter wrote that OpenSSL "is widely used across the internet and at Twitter. We were able to determine that [our] servers were not affected by this vulnerability. We are continuing to monitor the situation."

Twitter has not yet responded to Mashable's request for comment.

Other Companies

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

Apple

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Amazon

No

No

No

"Amazon.com is not affected."

Google

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes*

“We have assessed the SSL vulnerability and applied patches to key Google services.” Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps and App Engine were affected; Google Chrome and Chrome OS were not.

*Google
said users do not need to change their passwords, but because of the previous vulnerability, better safe than sorry.

Microsoft

No

No

No

Microsoft services were not running OpenSSL, according to LastPass.

Yahoo

Yes

Yes

Yes

"As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began working to fix it... and we are working to implement the fix across the rest of our sites right now." Yahoo Homepage, Yahoo Search, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Food, Yahoo Tech, Flickr and Tumblr were patched. More patches to come, Yahoo says.

Email

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

AOL

No

No

No

AOL told Mashable it was not running the vulnerable version of the software.

Gmail

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes*

“We have assessed the SSL vulnerability and applied patches to key Google services.”

*Google
said users do not need to change their passwords, but because of the previous vulnerability, better safe than sorry.

Hotmail / Outlook

No

No

No

Microsoft services were not running OpenSSL, according to LastPass.

Yahoo Mail

Yes

Yes

Yes

"As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began working to fix it... and we are working to implement the fix across the rest of our sites right now."

Stores and Commerce

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

Amazon

No

No

No

"Amazon.com is not affected."

Amazon Web Services (for website operators)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Most services were unaffected or Amazon was already able to apply mitigations (see advisory note here). Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon EC2, Amazon Linux AMI, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, AWS OpsWorks, AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Amazon CloudFront were patched.

Target

No

No

No

"[We] launched a comprehensive review of all external facing aspects of Target.com... and do not currently believe that any external-facing aspects of our sites are impacted by the OpenSSL vulnerability."

eBay

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

"The vast majority of our services were not impacted and our users can continue to shop securely on our marketplace."

PayPal

No

No

No

"Your PayPal account details were not exposed in the past and remain secure." Full Statement

Banks and Brokerages

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

Bank of America

No

No

No

"We're currently taking precautions and steps to protect customer data from this threat and have no reason to believe any customer data has been compromised in the past."

Chase

No

No

No

"These sites don’t use the encryption software that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug."

E*Trade

No

No

No

E*Trade is still investigating.

Fidelity

No

No

No

"We have multiple layers of security in place to protect our customer sites and services."

PNC

No

No

No

"We have tested our online and mobile banking systems and confirmed that they are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug."

Schwab

No

No

No

"Efforts to date have not detected this vulnerability on Schwab.com or any of our online channels."

Scottrade

No

No

No

"Scottrade does not use the affected version of OpenSSL on any of our client-facing platforms."

TD Ameritrade

No

No

No

TD Ameritrade "doesn't use the versions of openSSL that were vulnerable."

TD Bank

No

No

No

"We're currently taking precautions and steps to protect customer data from this threat and have no reason to believe any customer data has been compromised in the past."

U.S. Bank

No

No

No

"We do not use OpenSSL for customer-facing, Internet banking channels, so U.S. Bank customer data is NOT at risk."

Wells Fargo

No

No

No

No reason provided.

Government and Taxes

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

1040.com

No

No

No

"We're not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, as we do not use OpenSSL."

FileYour Taxes.com

No

No

No

"We continuously patch our servers to keep them updated. However, the version we use was not affected by the issue, so no action was taken."

H&R Block

Unclear

No

Unclear

"We are reviewing our systems and currently have found no risk to client data from this issue."

Healthcare .gov

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

Healthcare.gov has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Intuit (TurboTax)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Turbotax "has examined its systems and has secured TurboTax to protect against the “Heartbleed” bug." Full Statement

IRS

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

"The IRS continues to accept tax returns as normal ... and systems continue operating and are not affected by this bug. We are not aware of any security vulnerabilities related to this situation."

Other

Was it affected?

Is there a patch?

Do you need to change your password?

What did they say?

Dropbox

Yes

Yes

Yes

On Twitter: "We’ve patched all of our user-facing services & will continue to work to make sure your stuff is always safe."

Evernote

No

No

No

"Evernote's service, Evernote apps, and Evernote websites ... all use non-OpenSSL implementations of SSL/TLS to encrypt network communications." Full Statement

LastPass

Yes

Yes

Yes

"Though LastPass employs OpenSSL, we have multiple layers of encryption to protect our users and never have access to those encryption keys."

Netflix

Unclear

Unclear

Unclear

"Like many companies, we took immediate action to assess the vulnerability and address it. We are not aware of any customer impact."

OKCupid

Yes

Yes

Yes

"We, like most of the Internet, were stunned that such a serious bug has existed for so long and was so widespread."

SoundCloud

Yes

Yes

Yes

"We will be signing out everyone from their SoundCloud accounts ... and when you sign back in, the fixes we’ve already put in place will take effect."

Spark Networks (JDate, Christian Mingle)

No

No

No

Sites do not use OpenSSL.

Wunderlist

Yes

Yes

Yes

"You’ll have to simply log back into Wunderlist. We also strongly recommend that you reset your password for Wunderlist." Full Statement

We hope you found this information helpful.

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