As you may have heard by now, one of the technologies that’s supposed to keep private information secure across the Internet has had unreported problems for a while. During that time it’s possible that attackers may have had access to information we all thought was being transmitted securely – like passwords.
The good news is that none of our consumer or partner-facing systems use the version of OpenSSL that has been affected by the Heartbleed bug, and over the last 24 hours we’ve verified that all our systems are secure against this threat.
However, as your mom always says, you can never be too careful. We strongly recommend that you change your Ticketfly password. It only takes 15 seconds, which is less time than it’s taken you to read this post. (If you log in through Facebook then you don’t have to do anything special on the Ticketfly side; but you should probably change your Facebook password, just to be safe.)
Some of the other sites you use may still be vulnerable. For those sites you will want to change your password after they report having implemented a fix. And remember, when you do change all the rest of your passwords, it’s a REALLY GOOD idea to use different passwords for different sites. We know it’s a pain, but it’s worth it.
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