DomainTools sent a reminder to its customers today urging them to change their user password because of the Heartbleed bug that has the potential to impact a huge amount of websites. Here’s part of the message I received from DomainTools this afternoon:
“On Monday April 7th, news broke on the Heartbleed bug vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library and the risk to users’ accounts. This has widespread implications as OpenSSL is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet and this vulnerability could expose a user’s login and password to hackers.
As soon as we learned of Heartbleed on Monday we started taking steps to remove the vulnerability. These steps started Monday night and have been completed. Now that new SSL certificates are installed on all of our services, all DomainTools users will be logged out and forced to change their passwords to ensure there is no lingering exposure to Heartbleed. This needs to be done to ensure the security of our users’ accounts and login credentials.”
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