How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The ‘Heartbleed’ Bug

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

LISA EADICICCO
BusinessInsider.com
APR. 9, 2014

arlier this week, a massive security bug known as Heartbleed had been discovered— a vulnerability that could allow intruders to trick servers into spewing out your personal data.
Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated.

It’s a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook.

The Heartbleed bug affects versions of OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard that powers a large chunk of the Web. The flaw was initially spotted by the team at security firm Codenomicon and Google Security’s Neel Mehta.

OpenSSL has issued an emergency update since, but it’s still worth taking the extra steps to make sure your personal data is protected.

The best way to protect yourself against the Heartbleed bug is to not only update your important passwords, but to also make sure you’re choosing strong passwords that can’t be easily discovered. Here are some tips and tricks to help you create reliable passwords that are impossible to guess.

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