A major vulnerability has been found in OpenSSL, the open-source software used to encrypt and secure web communication, that could potentially allow attackers to steal sensitive information normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. The vulnerability CVE-2014-0160, dubbed the “Heart Bleed Bug,” does not require authentication or local access to be exploited which makes this a very severe problem.
Alpha Hosting takes this matter very seriously. To secure our users and prevent unauthorized attacks against the content they protect with SSL/TLS encryption, we have taken steps to ensure that all servers we host have been patched against this vulnerability.
If you are using SSL/TLS encryption with a server hosted by Alpha Hosting, you can rest easy knowing that the appropriate action has been taken to keep your data secure. If you are not currently using SSL/TLS encryption and have an eCommerce presence, then we highly recommend that you get an SSL certificate to provide SSL/TLS encryption for your online store and customers. If you would like help setting up an SSL certificate for your store, please call or open a support ticket and our technical team would be happy to assist you. If you do not already have an SSL certificate, then you can get started for just $49.95 per year if you purchase through Alpha Hosting: http://www.alphahosting.com/hosting/add-ons/ssl-certificates/