Since the start of this week, many news outlets have been reporting on the bug nicknamed Heartbleed. It's a bug that could put all passwords and sensitive data at risk for all online users. Why it took so long for it to become public, I'm not sure. Many of the most popular sites had already taken action against it. It's gotten every internet user into a frantic pace and just want to put it in laymen terms for you to understand and what you need to do. Will not get to technical with it, but it starts out with websites that use a specific encryption coding to "protect" your information and the bug was able to infiltrate many sites. According to CNN, Yahoo users seems to be the most prevalent for this security breach along with other popular sites and they are all in the process of sending out a patch to fix the problem. All users are being advised to watch for an email to change their passwords and to monitor all their online activity from bank accounts to online buying. Most popular sites such as Google, Amazon and others state that they have fixed the issue. Nothing addresses the fact as to if any of your personal information was compromised. As an avid internet user, I would suggest going in and changing your passwords for all online accounts and monitor the activity. I would rather be bothered by an hour of updating information instead of years trying to take care of an identity theft or chargers to an account that I never authorized. Once again, the low life scum of online hacking has occurred.