Heartbleed Bug: How to Create Strong Passwords

A massive breakdown in Internet security, known as the Heartbleed bug, may have compromised millions of websites — including such prominent services as Yahoo, Flickr and Tumblr — potentially exposing users' passwords and other personal information.


The Heartbleed bug affects the encryption technology used by a number of Web and email servers, making it possible for intruders to access important and sensitive data on what were supposedly secure sites. This latest scourge of the Internet went undetected for more than two years, and because attacks that exploit the Heartbleed bug leave no trace, the extent of the damage caused by the security flaw is not yet known.