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Heartbleed: Android devices may be vulnerable

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If you've heard about the Heartbleed bug, maybe you've already changed all your passwords and online security information. But Android users may still be at risk.

Lance Ulanoff, senior editor of the online tech site Mashable, explains: "For the most part, Heartbleed has really been about the services that you access, and not local devices so the encryption on the device may have the same vulnerability."

Last week, we heard about a flaw in online security protections that may allow hackers to steal passwords, credit card data and other personal information from vulnerable websites. There's no evidence it's been done yet. But, people have been warned to change their passwords and security codes just in case.

New information has come out that numerous Android devices using an older version of Google's operating system may still be at risk.

Ulanoff says before you do anything you should make sure your Android operating system is updated.

Changing your passwords and security codes can be a long and tedious process, but with the heart bleed bug threat it is a necessary one.

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