More than a quarter of Americans who heard about Heartbleed took steps to protect their online accounts
Study: Heartbleed’s Impact
Date: April 30 2014
39% of American Internet users said that they had taken steps to protect their online accounts after hearing about the Heartbleed vulnerability, such as changing their passwords or canceling an account. Yet, 24% who had heard about Heartbleed did not take any steps to protect their accounts.
This same study reports 30% of Internet users aware of Heartbleed did not think the vulnerability put their information at risk. It would be useful to know what part of that 30% also overlapped with the 39% that took action to protect their accounts -- essentially acting on, presumably, the advice of others even though they felt safe.