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Yola users unaffected by Heartbleed

Last week, security researchers made public a vulnerability in some versions of OpenSSL, named it “Heartbleed” and gave it a logo. Never before has the general public become so aware of an internet security exploit. OpenSSL is an implementation of some secure internet protocols (rules) that take care of the encryption of sensitive data such as passwords and billing information. The reason that Heartbleed captured imaginations the way it did, is that OpenSSL is the implementation used in about 66% of secure internet sites.

At Yola, we do use OpenSSL across our infrastructure to keep sensitive data private, but we were lucky to be largely unaffected by Heartbleed. This is due to the fact that all the servers responsible for handling passwords and credit card information were running an unaffected version of OpenSSL. As such, we do not even have to suggest changing passwords as an added precaution – we can say with confidence that Yola users were not compromised.

We have taken, and will continue to take, added precautions such as cycling SSL certificates on servers that were running the affected library.

Lisa Retief
VP of Engineering

Site Building Advice 0

Giving your site a successful makeover with the help of hidden pages

Giving your site a proper revamp is not so scary, especially since you’ve gotten the details on the science behind font choices, adding SEO value to your site pictures and how to make a custom footer like the big brands. You just have one problem – you can’t afford to take your website down for “construction.” Keep in mind that any edits made to your site will not go live … Read more

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How to customize your font properties

Last week we discussed how to use science to choose better fonts. Once you’ve chosen your ideal font, you’ll need to add it on your pages. Pretty simple. Style Designer and our Styles will provide your fonts with a default setting. But, you can further customize your fonts to include different weights, line heights and spacing. Font weights If you want to add style to one of your headers but … Read more

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What is alt text, and why do your photos need it?

If you’ve built a website and started to learn about SEO, you are probably familiar with the term alt text. Put simply, alt text (also referred to as alternative text or alt tags) are used to describe the images on your web page. Here’s an example of an image we used in a recent Yola blog post: This is the alt text we used for this image: As you can … Read more

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