The reveal this month about the Heartbleed bug's existence has sent the internet into a panic.
The glitch, which allows encrypted information such as passwords to be exposed to hackers in plain text, sent Yahoo, Google and other major websites scrambling to fix the vulnerability. Users have been cautioned to change passwords on many popular websites as a result of the exploit.
While the glitch is arguably one of the most serious the internet has faced, it can be difficult to figure out how this issue affects individual users, especially on such a complex topic. Here are some myths and facts about the Heartbleed bug.