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(NEWS CENTER) -- The "Heartbleed Bug" isn't a virus or an error in an app. It is a problem in the programming that gives websites a secure line while sending an email or instant messaging. Tech experts have said thieves can get usernames, passwords and any content saved on the website - including credit card numbers.

Mashable has a Hit List of the websites the Heartbleed Bug affected. Read their article for detailed information about the major websites around the web. Experts recommend changing the password for all websites that use the programming and changing passwords if they are reused on non-affected sites.

Many websites have already put a "patch" to help solve the bug, that that doesn't means personal information isn't already compromised. Experts have said to be on alert and check bank statements.

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