What is the Heartbleed Bug?

The Heartbleed Bug was disclosed Monday night (April 7, 2014) and is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

Does the Heartbleed Vulnerability Affect Monnit or iMonnit servers?

Monnit uses the latest in SSL technology and is pleased to state that our servers were never susceptible to the Heartbleed SSL Bug. Our customers and resellers can rest assured that our servers were never compromised.

 

What should you do next?

There is nothing you need to do when using the Monnit website or the iMonnit online sensors software.  is concerned, there is nothing more you need to do. However, this bug has affected many other sites over the past few years, and it’s possible that sites you regularly visit may have been vulnerable.

You can check whether or not sites are susceptible using this tool: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

We recommend you update passwords for any websites in which you store sensitive information, such as email, banking, credit card payments, etc.