If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be asked to reset your Open2Study password. It’s all part of our commitment to keep your personal details and information safe and sound.
The internet has recently been upset by a pesky weakness in design called Heartbleed, which affects all websites worldwide that use a really popular type of software called OpenSSL.
OpenSSL is designed to keep information sent online safe, and only visible to the people who should be seeing it. If you’re using a website that has a little padlock icon beside the URL, it’s probably using OpenSSL.
The problem with Heartbleed is that it is a software weakness that could give other people a chance to see this information, if they tried hard enough.
What we’ve done
Heartbleed is widespread, but it’s easily corrected using something called a patch, another type of software that fixes up the quirks or kinks in a system. Your personal information and security really matters to us, so as soon as we were made aware of Heartbleed we put that patch in place and reissued SSL certificates.
It’s all just a fancy way of saying we’ve reset things so your information and personal details are safe and are in the right hands.
What should you do?
We really encourage you to change your Open2Study password. To change your password, click on your name in the top right hand corner of the site, then select My Profile. On your profile page, click the blue 'Edit Profile' button, then you'll be able to choose a new password by following the instructions in the 'Settings' tab.
Actually, we encourage you to do that regularly anyway. It’s a simple and quick way of keeping your information private and secure.