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Heartbleed Bug: These are the passwords you need to change right now

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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.

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.

Change these passwords now (they were patched):
Google
YouTube
Gmail
Facebook
Yahoo
Yahoo Mail
Tumblr
Flickr
OKCupid
Wikipedia

Don’t worry about these (they don’t use the affected software, or ran a different version):
Amazon
AOL and Mapquest
Bank of America
Capital One bank
Charles Schwab
Chase bank
Citibank
E*Trade
Fidelity
HSBC bank
LinkedIn
Microsoft
Hotmail
Outlook
PayPal
PNC bank
Scottrade
TD Ameritrade
Twitter
U.S. Bank Vanguard
Wells Fargo

Don’t change these passwords yet (still unclear, no response):
American Express
Apple
iCloud
iTunes
Healthcare.gov

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