Well as you may have heard, the internet and the airwaves at large were all aflutter this morning with news about a new internet security risk dubbed, the “Heartbleed bug”. According to news sources, Heartbleed is a security vulnerability within OpenSSL, which is a very common, open-source web technology used to encrypt and protect sensitive data such as usernames, passwords, credit card info, etc. As a result of this new security risk, internet users everywhere are being told that their sensitive data is at risk of being stolen.
Now although the above is all true (and we suggest you read more about it before you take any actions, click here for an article on CNet), we at Galaxy are posting this today to let you know that your Galaxy passwords are NOT AT RISK OF BEING STOLEN as a part of the Heartbleed security risk. The reason is because the particular versions of OpenSSL that are vulnerable to this bug are not ones that Galaxy uses or has ever used.
Therefore, please know that you DO NOT have to reset any of your Galaxy Passwords (Get Connected, Ezone, etc). If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our Customer Care team and they will be glad to assist.
In the mean time, do please check out the article we suggested at CNet (or other sources) and as always, be careful out there 🙂