A major online security flaw called Heartbleed was recently discovered by a researcher at Google and a Finnish security firm called Codenomicon. Though you may have already heard about it from one of the major news organisations who have been covering this since last night, we wanted to get in touch with you as well.
This issue is a flaw in OpenSSL, which is the encryption technology that two thirds of the websites, including HealthUnlocked, use. The HealthUnlocked team immediately released a patch to fix this issue and for added measure they logged out every member of HealthUnlocked to make everyone login again.
Though the risk is very minimal, there is a chance that some of your personal information, like your password, in one of your online accounts may have been affected. As a consequence, we strongly recommend that you do the following:
1. log out of websites where you selected 'keep me logged in' & login again
2. update all your passwords
You may find HealthUnlocked's article, "Three tips to create a strong password" helpful. You can read it at;