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Latest Heartbleed Security Breach Lands Canadian College Student in Jail, How You Can Stay Safe Online

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Canadian police arrested a man for using the Heartbleed bug to access people's personal information online, but the computer virus is still compromising websites. Canadian police arrested a man for using the Heartbleed bug to access people's personal information online, but the computer virus is still compromising websites.
NBCRightNow.com - Canadian police arrested a man for using the Heartbleed bug to access people's personal information online, but the computer virus is still compromising websites.

Police in Ontario, Canada arrested 19-year-old college student Stephen Solis-Reyes for using the Heartbleed bug to steal personal information of about 900 people.

Solis-Reyes' lawyer said he turned himself in to police after they threatened to arrest him in the middle of one of his classes.

This is the latest breach and another reminder the bug is still out there, and could affect you if you are not careful.

The virus is a bug found in the code many companies use to manage secure communications of their websites, and if you see a pad lock icon in your web browser, you are entering a site that uses those secure codes and might be infected.

Financial security experts said to protect yourself from this virus or any other security breach there are a few things to keep in mind.

One is to always be skeptical because many of the sites infected with the Heartbleed bug were site many originally thought were secure.

Also update the security software on your computer when the newest updates are available.

The most important is to change passwords on websites which contain your personal information on a regular basis and do not use the same password for every website.

So far it looks like about half-million websites are vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, so keeping on top of your security online is very important.
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