If you have spent any time online in the past few months, you will have heard a lot of discussion and general panic regarding the Heartbleed security bug. And unfortunately, if you do spend any amount of time online, there is a good chance that you will be vulnerable to the new threat that it poses.
In simple terms, Heartbleed is a sort of glitch that exists in certain software, leaving it vulnerable, and allowing online hackers to easily gain access to whatever important information may be contained in the software. This vulnerability existed for two years until it was discovered, and naturally everyone is now frantically trying to patch up the problem.
Until then, it is up to you to try to protect yourself as much as you can — here are some tips for how.