Seven Heartbleed Myths Debunked

An article by debunks 7 of the major myths going around about the Heartbleed Bug.

The top 7 myths:

  1. Heartbleed is a virus
  2. The bug only affects web sites
  3. Hackers use it to remote control your phones
  4. Windows XP users are screwed because Microsoft abandoned them
  5. All of our banks are open for heart bleeding
  6. My site/service isn’t at risk, or I patched, so I’m safe now
  7. The NSA has been using Heartbleed to spy on us

Much of this misinformation is going around as news reports come out. Learn about what is true and what isn’t.


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