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Stolen SINs has people confused about what to do next

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No doubt you’ve heard that, “Roughly 900 Canadians have had their social insurance numbers stolen from the Canada Revenue Agency’s systems after the federal agency’s online services were hit by the so-called Heartbleed bug.”(Canadian Press)

The Heartbleed bug has created a bit of chaos for CRA, a variety of apps and social media sites. CRA extended their deadline from the end of April until May 5th. The deadline was extended to combat the chaos in some small way. 900 SINs are not that many in the grand scheme of things but its enough to warrant people updating passwords on a number of sites.

Some of the more advanced sites don’t seem to be affected like Google and Facebook, however Instagram and Blue Box have been affected. For a complete list go here.

“The Heartbleed bug is caused by a flaw in OpenSSL software, which is commonly used on the Internet to provide security and privacy.”, as stated the Canadian Press.

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