There's a new internet security bug called Cloudbleed. It's a major security breach from the internet company Cloudflare that leaked user passwords, and other potentially sensitive information to thousands of websites over six months. It is described as "sitting down at a restaurant, supposedly at a clean table, and in addition to being handed a menu, you're also handed the contents of the previous diner's wallet or purse." The good news is that the worst of it is over, for now. The bug was stopped within 44 minutes of finding out about it.
What websites were affected? At this point, we know that Uber, Fitbit and OKCupid were three directly affected, but there's thousands more.
This is just another reason to keep your home & work network protected and your PC/Mac virus and malware prevention software always up to date! Read here for more about Cloudbleed. As always, if you need help protecting your home/work network and PC's, contact TheGoToTechGuru!
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