You need to act - Heartbleed bug

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Heartbleed is a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library, widely used to implement the Internet's Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. This vulnerability results from a missing bounds check in the handling of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) heartbeat extension, the heartbeat being behind the bug's name. A fixed version of OpenSSL was released on April 7, 2014, at the same time as Heartbleed was publicly disclosed. At that time, some 17 percent (around half a million) of the Internet's secure web servers certified by trusted authorities were believed to be vulnerable to the attack, allowing theft of the servers' private keys and users' session cookies and passwords. (Heartbleed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Here is a listed of places that are or were affected by the Heartbleed bug.

If something you use is on the list and their services have been patched you may want to change your password.
If they have not yet patched yet it will do no good to change your password so wait for that service/site to be patched then change password.
For example, Gmail was affected but is now patched so you should probably change your gmail password.

More details are in the following link:
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

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In a surprising move today, Microsoft just announced that long-time CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in the coming 12 months. He will stay at the helm of the company until a special committee appoints a new CEO.

Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months | TechCrunch

Microsoft: After April 8th, Windows XP will have "zero day" exploits forever

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In a new post on the Microsoft Security blog, Tim Rains, the director of its Trustworthy Computing division, says that while he has heard of many businesses that will be upgrading their PCs from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8, he has also heard from others that they don't plan on upgrading before the support cut off date. He added, "I have even talked to some customers that say they won’t migrate from Windows XP until the hardware it’s running on fails."

Microsoft: After April 8th, Windows XP will have "zero day" exploits forever - Neowin

Cisco Sells Linksys to Belkin

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Cisco’s Home Networking Unit, including its products, technology, employees, and even the well-known Linksys brand will be acquired by Belkin.

Full story at the source.

:source: Source: thenextweb.com

Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code

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Users are urged to disable or uninstall java as there is a critical security vulnerability which is reportedly already being used for large scale cyberattacks.

Java 7 Update 10 and earlier contain an unspecified vulnerability that can allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Internet Explorer users should just uninstall Java for now.

Deactivating the Java plugin in Firefox

Deactivating the Java plugin in Chrome

Deactivating the Java plugin in Safari

:source: Source: cert.org

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