Many websites have already begun issuing patches and have information posted on their websites addressing the vulnerability and a plan of action. For example, Google, Facebook, and Yahoo implemented patches to fix the vulnerability.
Even though websites are addressing the problem, consumers should still use caution until the vulnerability has been fully addressed.
Steps to Take:
- Change Passwords after the Vulnerability Has Been Fixed
Changing passwords is strongly recommended, but only after the vulnerability has been fully addressed. Changing passwords before the vulnerability is fixed could still leave consumers vulnerable. If you have questions whether or not the vulnerability has been addressed for a specific website, check the website for an update or contact the company directly.
- Stay Tuned for Updates
Closely monitor your email for updates from websites you frequently login to. Many websites are emailing their customers regarding their breach and/or posting information to their website. If you need to change your password, they should inform you.