10th April 2014
As you may have heard in the news, a vulnerability was discovered this week in OpenSSL, the software that is widely used for encryption across much of the internet.
Many companies, large and small, including Nominet, use this software to help build their secure systems, so this flaw is very widespread.
Like many others, we have taken appropriate action to patch the vulnerability in our infrastructure.
We have seen no unusual activity on any of our systems to indicate that advantage has been taken of the vulnerability. However, as a precaution we are contacting users who logged into our systems recently to advise them to change their password.
Given the widespread nature of this flaw, it is a reminder to us all to consider refreshing the passwords for the important online services that you use. This is particularly important if you use the same details across more than one website or service.