PlaceSpeak and Heartbleed
As reported in the news this week, a major bug nicknamed Heartbleed was reported in OpenSSL, the open source cryptographic library used by websites around the world to protect users information being transmitted over the internet. The Heartbleed bug lets hackers eavesdrop on supposedly secure communications. The bug impacted an estimated 2/3rds of all websites. We had to react quickly to make sure your data stayed safe.
PlaceSpeak responded to this threat by immediately deploying the fix for the Heartbleed bug. We regenerated and reissued all of our SSL certificates, which ensures that if our earlier certificates were compromised via the security hole, they are now useless to any would-be attacker.
We have no sign whatsoever that PlaceSpeak user data or credentials were compromised, but recommend that you change your password as an extra precautionary measure.
Security is a critical part of the service we offer you. We will continue to watch this issue and give more information as necessary.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].