A major vulnerability in the technology that powers encryption across much of the Internet was discovered this week. Like many other teams, we took immediate action to patch the vulnerability in our infrastructure.

Kone Marketing is no longer vulnerable. After learning about the security hole on Monday April 7th, 2014, we quickly reacted and patched all of our servers with the update. We have no evidence that any of our users information or passwords were compromised.

However, we are recommending that our customers take this exploit very seriously and decide to update and change their passwords across many of their user accounts on the Internet. Gmail, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and many others were affected by this exploit. A full list of sites affected is available from Mashable.

If you’re interested in a really easy way to manage passwords, we whole heartedly recommend 1Password.

If you’re interested, here’s a simplified explanation of exactly what the Heartbleed vulnerability was as laid out by the popular online comic xkcd.

Simple Heartbleed Explanation (xkcd)

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