Katie Apr 14 •
Frequently Asked Questions / Security
What is the Heartbleed bug?
This is a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software used by more than two thirds of internet websites that was discovered in the second week of April 2014.
What is SSL?
SSL encrypts all of your vault data when it moves from browser to server to prevent eavesdropping by third parties and is one of the many safeguards we use at Personal to protect your vault.
Did Heartbleed affect Personal and, if so, have you patched it?
Yes and yes. We patched it early on April 9, 2014.
What should I do now?
Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you change your Personal password. In addition, after confirming that other sites you use have addressed the problem, you should change your password for those services and update them in Personal.
How do I know if a site has fixed the problem?
An easy way to check is to use this tool: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/