You may have heard the term “Heartbleed” in the past few days. And while it sounds like a medical condition or a Top 40 hit, Heartbleed is a colloquial term for a security vulnerability in a technology called OpenSSL. The Heartbleed Bug allows anyone on the internet to read the contents of a server’s memory—revealing usernames, passwords, and even content.
OpenSSL is a software library for SSL/TLS encryption, which provides security and privacy on a vast amount of sites and servers across the globe. Google, Facebook, and many other large companies are affected by this bug.
We are doing our best to stay on top of the announcements about this bug to make sure our sites are safe. There is no evidence to suggest that this vulnerability was used to gain access to information on Echo’s servers. Our hosting provider has already patched this bug on our servers, so our data is safe from this latest threat.
If you have any questions regarding Heartbleed, please contact us.