Mag+ and the Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

Dear Mag+ user,

On Tuesday April 8th, 2014 news circulated around the internet about an OpenSSL vulnerability called Heartbleed. OpenSSL is an open source software suite widely used by companies all over the globe to encrypt web communications. The Heartbleed vulnerability makes it possible for third-parties to snoop in on what was previously thought to be secure, encrypted data passed between a web browser and a server. While it's unclear whether anyone has had data stolen by Heartbleed, it's important for all companies managing public-facing servers utilizing OpenSSL to take actions to ensure the integrity of their data.

To learn more about Heartbleed and its wide-reaching impact, read these links:

What Mag+ has done in response to Heartbleed

The security and availability of your data stored within Mag+ servers is of critical importance to us. As a result, this is what we've done:

What you must do to help protect your data

Just to make clear: there has been no confirmation anywhere on the internet as to data having been stolen as a result of Heartbleed. Still, you should do the following to protect your data stored on Mag+ servers:

  • Change the password for your Mag+ Publish portal account, as this may have been exposed through the Heartbleed exploit. Detailed instructions are listed below.

How to change your Mag+ Publish portal password

1. Visit <http://publish.magplus.com> and if you are logged in, please go to the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the screen and select "Log out".

Visit &lt;http://publish.magplus.com&gt; and if you are logged in, please go to the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the screen and select &quot;Log out&quot;.

2. Visit the Mag+ Forgotten Password page at <https://my.magplus.com/account/forgotten_password/>

Visit the Mag+ Forgotten Password page at &lt;https://my.magplus.com/account/forgotten_password/&gt;

3. Enter the email address you used to sign up for Mag+  and click on "Send my password."

Enter the email address you used to sign up for Mag+ &nbsp;and click on &quot;Send my password.&quot;

4. An email will be sent to your account with a link to reset your password.

An email will be sent to your account with a link to reset your password.

5. Click the link to visit the Mag+ Change Password page.

Click the link to visit the Mag+ Change Password page.

6. Enter a new password and click on "Change Password."

Enter a new password and click on &quot;Change Password.&quot;

7. You will receive a message indicating that your password has been changed.

You will receive a message indicating that your password has been changed.

8. You can now log back in by visiting <http://login.magplus.com>.

You can now log back in by visiting &lt;http://login.magplus.com&gt;.

For further information

If you have further questions about Heartbleed's impact on Mag+ and your data, you can do the following:

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