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Websites, Internet Users Scrambling to Deal With Bug That Could Put Personal Info at Risk

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TWC News: Websites, Internet Users Scrambling to Deal With Bug That Could Put Personal Info at Risk
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Websites and Internet users are scrambling to deal with a serious security bug that could put personal information at risk.

It's called "Heartbleed."

It affects a widely used program that is used to encrypt data on sites like Google and Facebook.

The bug went undetected for more than two years.

Although there is a fix now, experts say email accounts, credit card information and other sensitive data could already have been compromised.

They suggest that once you know that a website has patched the vulnerability, you should then log in and change your password.

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