Passwords, other sensitive data exposed to potential theft by Heartbleed security flaw

  • by: ANICK JESDANUN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 9, 2014 - 6:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO — A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

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