Heartbleed Bug Security Update

Posted on 11/04/2014 by Marketing

You may have heard about the “Heartbleed Bug” which has been in the news over the last few days. At CollectPlus, we both value your privacy and take security seriously. We feel it is important to update you on the measures we’ve taken to ensure your account is secure.

What exactly is the ‘Heartbleed Bug’?

 The Heartbleed Bug was discovered on April 7th in the OpenSSL library, a piece of encryption software used by a majority of Internet servers (about 66%). Researchers from Google and from a security firm named Codenomicon have found a serious bug in OpenSSL that could potentially expose names, passwords and content you send to secure websites. You can find more details on the bug on heartbleed.com

Steps we’ve taken:

CollectPlus, like most online services, rely on this security to keep your information secure. Since the bugs announcement, we have upgraded our infrastructure to patch all servers against this vulnerability. We have also re-keyed all of our SSL certificates to ensure that your account is safe. In addition to this we never store any payment details on our website.

We’re very sorry that this happened, but rest assured, CollectPlus is always taking steps to ensure the security of your account.

What do you need to do?

There is nothing you need to do, however we do advise updating your password details. We just wanted to keep you up to date on all that we are doing to keep your online journey secure.


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