In the wake of the Heartbleed computer virus, you might have been busily changing passwords for email accounts. ProPublica explains how Heartbleed and other Internet bugs like it expose your information. According to ProPublica:
The key irony is that even as the U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on intelligence, the team responsible for the free OpenSSL software that ensures Internet encryption is essentially volunteering its time.
“Almost every website we’re using is using free software that is developed by four programmers, only one of whom this is his full-time job.”