Change these passwords right now

April 14, 2014: 4:08 PM ET
Heartbleed: 'Secure' internet wasn't safe
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Websites are racing to patch the Heartbleed bug, the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen.

As sites fix the bug on their end, it's time for you to change your passwords. The Heartbleed bug allowed information leaks from a key safety feature that is supposed to keep your online communication private -- email, banking, shopping, and passwords.

Don't change all your passwords yet, though. If a company hasn't yet updated its site, you still can't connect safely. A new password would be compromised too. (And here's what you need to know about how Heartbleed affects your tax return.)

Many companies are not informing their customers of the danger -- or asking them to update their log-in credentials. So, here's a handy password list. It'll be updated as companies respond to CNN's questions.

Related story: Heartbleed Bug explained

Change these passwords now (they were patched)

  • Airbnb
  • Google, YouTube and Gmail
  • Facebook, Instagram
  • Netflix
  • OKCupid
  • Pinterest
  • Wikipedia
  • Yahoo, Yahoo Mail, Tumblr, Flickr

Don't worry about these (they don't use the affected software, or ran a different version)

  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Apple, iCloud and iTunes
  • AOL and Mapquest
  • Bank of America
  • BECU
  • Capital One bank
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase bank
  • Citibank
  • E*Trade
  • Fidelity
  • H&R Block
  • Healthcare.gov (Health Department said "security protections prevent this vulnerability from occurring.")
  • HSBC bank
  • Hulu
  • IRS
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft, Hotmail and Outlook
  • PayPal
  • PNC bank
  • Scottrade
  • TD Ameritrade
  • TurboTax
  • Twitter
  • U.S. Bank
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo


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