Following the news about Heartbleed Bug, Many of the affected/vulnerable sites have patched their systems and are asking their users to change their account passwords for extra safety. I will share a list of sites where you must change your password as well as a method to quickly generate new,secure and unique passwords for each accounts.
Change your Password on these sites:
The links on the sites in the list below redirect to the homepage of the respective sites. You need to login with your current password, change the password and logout (or continue using them).
Sorted in Alphabetical order.
- Elegant Themes
You can checkout Mashable’s list too for a few other sites.
How to Quickly Generate Secure Passwords.
Its simple, use LastPass.
LastPass is the best Password Manager out there, it is Free (there is a premium version with Mobile support) and saves all your sites neatly into its secure vault. You can access the vault and all the sites inside it with a Master Password (the only password you need to remember).
When changing your passwords (or signing up on new sites) just press Alt+G to generate a new secure password for the site. LastPass will ask you whether you want to save the newly created account (or changed password) into your vault. Just accept it and you are good to go.
LastPass also has other features such as Auto Form Fill, Secure notes and a whole lot of others, Just check out this Free vs Premium comparison.
Existing LastPass users can scan their vault and find the Heartbleed Bug affected sites and then change passwords on them instead of going through the above list of sites. To scan your vault, Login to your LastPass browser Addon > Click on Tools > Security Check. Take the security check and you will be shown the list of affected sites.
Make sure you share this article with your friends and ask them to update their passwords on these sites too. Post it on your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ accounts.