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Heartbleed, A Global Catastrophe

by: Lee French

on: 10th April, 2014

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What is heartbleed?

Heartbleed is a security flaw which exists in software that is designed to encrypt communications between a user’s computer and a web server. The Heartbleed Bug allows hackers to steal information which would normally be protected through internet applications such as web, email, instant messaging and some virtual private networks (VPN’s).

With ISEV, you’re in safe hands

Good news, if you have websites and hosting with us you’re completely safe. We’ve already applied the security patches to our servers and your website is protected.

Those of you who have SSL certificates with us will be re-issued a new certificate over the coming days, we also encourage you to change any passwords on your accounts at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions on how to reset your passwords then please get in touch via support@www.isev.co.uk.

I’m not hosted with you, what should I do?

If your website uses SSL contact your host provider and confirm if they have applied the security patches. Heartbleed is widespread security flaw which could affect your website, meaning they are insecure and vulnerable to hackers.

If you’d like to move your website hosting to us please contact us on T: [tracker-local-phone] or through our website www.isev.co.uk.

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