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Heartbleed – Gumtree users are safe

Thursday 17 April 2014, by

Some of you may have been concerned about Heartbleed, the internet bug that was found to affect thousands of websites worldwide. It stemmed from a problem affecting the Open SSL security protocol adopted by some websites – the security software that encrypts your login details. (You can read more about it here, thanks to our friends at GetSafeOnline)

Well, we’re relieved to say that Gumtree is not affected by the bug, and that your customer details are safe and sound.

But we couldn’t miss the opportunity to pass on some safety advice… Wherever you log in on the internet, you should have a strong, random password that is different for each service you use. This is a great way to keep your online accounts safe – because even if one of your accounts is compromised, the others will still be secure.

If you have any questions on this issue, feel free to get in touch or tweet us @gumtree


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