Volusion Stores Safe from Heartbleed Security Bug

A recent security concern, termed “Heartbleed” has been spreading across the Web. Fortunately, Volusion stores are safe from this serious issue. Continue reading to learn more.

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If you haven’t heard, there’s a serious security bug that’s taking the internet by storm. Coined “Heartbleed,” this vulnerability allows cyber criminals to gain access to passwords and other sensitive data, such as credit card information and emails.

Although Heartbleed stems from a small coding error, its impact could be quite large. Thus far, Yahoo has experienced one of the largest and most public encounters, with hundreds of usernames and passwords being compromised. The company has since stated that they have fixed the main vulnerability affecting its sites.

Despite the severity of the issue, rest assured that your Volusion store, along with all Volusion properties, are completely safe from Heartbleed’s impact. This is because we do not use OpenSSL, an open-source encryption software.

Unlike other ecommerce providers, Volusion was never vulnerable to this security issue, meaning no patching was required. Heartbleed has been present since March 2012, which indicates that any communications that occurred via OpenSSL could have been subject to inappropriate or nefarious eavesdropping. At no point in this time were Volusion stores or our properties exposed to this problem.

If you’d like to learn more about how to safeguard your personal (non-Volusion) accounts, take a look at this article.

To learn more about Volusion’s top-tier security infrastructure, read: Volusion Takes Security Seriously and So Should You

 

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About 

Matt Winn is Volusion’s Senior Brand Manager, where he helps oversee the organization’s branding and communications efforts. Matt has created hundreds of articles, videos and seminars on all things ecommerce, ranging from online marketing to web design and customer experience. Beyond being a certified nerd, Matt is an avid college football fan, enthusiastic home cook and a self-admitted reality TV junkie.

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