Heartbleed Vulnerability

If your website is distributing SSL protected content then you need to be sure that your content is truly protected.

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The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library which allows stealing the information normally protected by the SSL/TLS** encryption used to secure the Internet.

What versions of the OpenSSL are affected?

Status of different versions:

OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.1g is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 1.0.0 branch is NOT vulnerable
OpenSSL 0.9.8 branch is NOT vulnerable

Hostgator currently has patched OpenSSL for all Shared and Reseller servers.

You can check your website for Heartbleed vulnerability using the website shown here:


To obtain more information regarding a VPS or Dedicated server, please contact us (Hostgator) for details.

Whether you have a SSL site or not, be sure to keep all your information current. If you use WordPress, keep you WordPress updated as well as all your plugins. We also recommend that you use an additional security plugin for added protection. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.


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**SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).