Article 1267, updated July 1, 2014    

Update on the Heartbleed security flaw

Safari Books Online subscribers are not affected by this security flaw.


As you may have heard from media news reports, a security flaw affecting many web servers has recently been discovered. This vulnerability (nicknamed "Heartbleed") resides within OpenSSL, a commonly used library for securing internet communications.
Our IT team has determined that the vulnerable version of OpenSSL is not being used on secure servers accessed by Safari Books Online consumer, corporate, and academic subscribers. This means your data was not at risk from this security flaw.
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