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  1. How to Keep Your Accounts Secure After Heartbleed

    Moderate panic followed this week’s discovery of the Heartbleed security failure that affected major Internet providers. The standard advice is simple: Use a “test site” to check if a website is affected by the OpenSSL bug and then change your passwords, then change them again when the SSL is fully repaired. But experts say the web will only truly become less vulnerable with more diversity in both encryption languages and web hosts. While having our accounts centralized at Apple, Google and Facebook is convenient, if safety really comes first, then it may be time to dust off our Hotmail accounts.

    Sources: The Atlantic, New Republic

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