(photo Buster Hein, Cult of Mac)
By now you’ve heard all about the catastrophic Heartbleed bug and how it has siphoned passwords, credit card numbers, emails and other data to the vampires who would drain all of us dry. From your love life (OKCupid) to your tax returns, there’s a lot at stake.
Since 66% of web servers are vulnerable to the bug, that means you’re faced with only task more fun than decluttering the garage: changing your passwords.
To help you on your password resetting chores, we’ve compiled the best tools to make the process as quick and painless as possible. Also, they’ll sync your new passwords to your iPhone — all in under 10 minutes. Leaving you time to watch Silicon Valley again. You’re welcome.
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Tax season is either the happiest or most dreadful season of the year depending on whether or not you owe The Man fat stacks of mad cheddar. If you haven’t started your taxes yet, then you either love the thrill of crunch time, or you’re as bad a procrastinator as my poor Uncle Bernie who hates the IRS more than Ron Paul. When doing taxes this year our reader Chris Barry noticed a Steve Jobs tribute on the loading screen for TurboTax.
The words in the background scroll across the screen at varying speeds and sizes, but the phrase “Thanking Steve Jobs” comes up a few times. Classy touch by Intuit. We’re uncertain who placed the Steve Jobs tribute in TurboBox or why, but we do know Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit, was a big fan of Steve Jobs and has talked about how big an influence Jobs was to him.