A notice about the Heartbleed Bug and what it means with regards to using the Label Planet website.
By now, you may be aware of something called the “Heartbleed Bug”, which has been in the news recently. Here's our update to customers and what it means when using the Label Planet website.
What is the Heartbleed Bug?
Some websites allow you to connect to them via a secure, encrypted connection in order to protect sensitive information such as a user name and password or payment details during an online transaction. This connection is indicated by “https” in the URL or a small padlock symbol next to the URL. The heartbleed vulnerability is related to a piece of software known as OpenSSL, which some websites use to provide this secure connection. Recently it was discovered that there was a small flaw in the code of OpenSSL, in a feature of the software known as the “heartbeat” function that could potentially be exploited. In order to prevent this, OpenSSL has updated its software to remove this flaw.
What steps has Label Planet taken again the Heartbleed Vulnerability?
We have updated our server and are now using the up to date version of OpenSSL, which means that our website is protected against the heartbleed vulnerability. We are also checking for any further steps that we can take and will update our customers if and when we make further changes.