Recently, you may have read about The Heartbleed Bug – a security flaw that is impacting software operating on OpenSSL, allowing hackers to access private information.

We wanted to let you know that Bloomerang is not vulnerable to The Heartbleed Bug, and our systems have not been compromised. Bloomerang operates on Windows servers, which do not use OpenSSL.

Heartbleed BugIt is recommended, however, that you change your passwords on popular social media sites such as Facebook, as well as email providers like Gmail. Here is a full list of vulnerable sites and accounts:

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

About The Heartbleed Bug:

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

Feel free to reach out to our support team with any additional questions or concerns.

Ross Hendrickson

Ross Hendrickson

Co-Founder and CEO at Bloomerang
Ross Hendrickson is a co-founder and the CEO of Bloomerang. Prior to co-founding Bloomerang, he served as Product Manager for Bostech Corporation and later Avectra. Ross serves on the Horizon Council, the young professionals leadership council of the Indianapolis-based nonprofit Conner Prairie. He graduated with a B.S. in Economics & Engineering Science from Vanderbilt University.