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Important note to all members about Heartbleed security bug

Hi All,

HealthUnlocked have asked us to notify you of an online security flaw called Heartbleed which was recently discovered by a researcher at Google and a Finnish security firm called Codenomicon. You may have already heard about it on the news, but if not, have a look at the BBC article at .

This issue is a flaw in OpenSSL, which is the encryption technology that two thirds of websites, including HealthUnlocked, use. HU immediately released a patch to fix this issue and for added measure this morning they logged out every member of HealthUnlocked to make everyone login again.

Though the risk is very minimal, there is a chance that some of your personal information, like your password, in one of your online accounts may have been affected. As a consequence, HU strongly recommend that you do the following:

1.log out of any websites where you selected 'keep me logged in' & login again

2.update all your passwords

Please do this now for your HU password by going to Account in your profile area and changing the password. You can also read HU's blog post on '3 Tips to Easily Create a Strong & Secure Password' at

Best wishes,

Ruth Grosart

NRAS Digital Media Coordinator & HU Admin

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