Security: Firecracker Heartbleed Update

Posted by Ben Williams on Apr 14, 2014 7:01:51 AM

You may have heard the Internet buzzing this past week about a critical vulnerability in website security. The bug is called "Heartbleed", and you can find the technical details online. We're happy to report that Firecracker servers do not use the versions of OpenSSL affected by the bug. This means that any secure SSL connections you have with Firecracker, including signing in and paying, are still protected by the same rigorous security standards.

Even though our servers are not currently affected, you might still want to change your password for good measure. We recommend you change your password on all sites you visit, including your email provider, your bank and anywhere you store private data.

Questions? We're always here to help.

For the love of learning,
VP of Engineering

Topics: Medical Education

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