Jupiter Ed’s cloud based solutions were not impacted by Heartbleed, the security vulnerability widely publicized earlier in the week. Heartbleed is a security flaw in OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard. Jupiter customers using Jupiter Grades, Juno, and Jupiter iO were not impacted.
April 15, 2014 – Dallas, Texas – Jupiter Ed’s cloud based solutions were not impacted by Heartbleed, the security vulnerability widely publicized earlier in the week. Heartbleed is a security flaw in OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard. The Jupiter Ed technical team verified all webservers were unaffected. This was largely due to Jupiter never using the Open SSL that was affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability. The Jupiter Ed technical team routinely monitors and conducts security audits and updates to assure data protection.
“Upon learning about Heartbleed, our dedicated, in-house engineering team immediately ensured our customer’s data was secured and confirmed that all servers were unharmed,” said Jackie Deluna, Jupiter Ed Director of Marketing. “It is our technical team’s highest priority to stay up-to-date on
security, privacy and protecting our customers’ data. ”Jupiter uses SSL encryption, all passwords are salted and hashed for maximum security, and we have a proven defense strategy against malicious attacks (XSS, DDoS, SQL injection, brute force, phishing, etc.). Jupiter understands the importance of safeguarding student information and is fully compliant with FERPA and COPPA.
More information on the vulnerable versions of OpenSSL may be found on the Heartbleed website:heartbleed.com. Additional information may be found on the NIST website:web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0160
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