Mecca Hosting™ news release

Mecca Hosting not impacted by HeartBleed bug

Going above and beyond to always ensure customer security.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, April 11, 2014 -- Mecca Hosting, a leader in providing customized hosting solutions, was not impacted by the recently announced HeartBleed bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library due to company security policies.

The discovery of the Heartbleed bug means encrypted connections with websites that used particular versions of OpenSSL (versions 1.0.1-1.0.1f) may have been compromised, exposing logins, passwords, and other data. Mecca Hosting does not use a vulnerable version of the OpenSSL library on any servers, so no customer credentials or data were compromised.

"We have a policy that prevents us from immediately adopting new versions of software until they are completely stable. For this reason, our servers are still utilizing OpenSSL v0.9 and were never migrated to v1.0, which contained the HeartBleed bug.", stated Pete Howell, Senior System Administrator for Mecca Hosting.

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For more information contact:

Kate Colegrove
Mecca Hosting Public Relations
+1 866 996-5959 x5201