Popular social networking platform Pinterest started to ask users to rest their passwords due to Heartbleed bug.
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Today i received an email from Pinterest asked to reset my password says You may have heard of a recently discovered security issue—called Heartbleed—that impacted lots of sites on the internet, including Pinterest.
We were quick to fix the issue on Pinterest, and we didn’t find any evidence of mischief on Pinner accounts as a result. But to be extra careful, we’re asking you to reset your password.
What is Heartbleed Bug?
According to Heartbleed bug site “The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. ”
According to Mashable’s reports popular websites including Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Yahoo and Google has been affected by Heartbleed bug. We didn’t get any final confirmation about heartbleed bug on Twitter or Facebook.