Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LocalBitcoins updated the servers against OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability

LocalBitcoins has updated its servers to fix OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability this morning.

The downtime was due to necessary security updates related to the Heartbleed bug. This is a serious security issue affecting most of the Internet. The issue was disclosed some hours ago.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this incident.


Advertisements disabled - manual action needed

If you are running trade advertisements on LocalBitcoins you may need to re-enable your LocalBitcoins advertisements.

Due to impact of OpenSSL updates on LocalBitcoins and the Internet, LocalBitcoins did not have valid Bitcoin market exchange rate data available. Because LocalBitcoins users price their advertisement based on different exchange rates they choose, and those exchange rates could not be read, the advertisement where disabled by an automatic process.

Go to your Dashboard on LocalBitcoins. If your advertisement shows a valid price, you can click Enabled / Disabled column to make your advertisement visible again.

We also recommend LocalBitcoins users to use min() and max() functions in the pricing equation to have ceiling and floor values against the volatility of Bitcoin exchange rate.


Security certificate changed

As the Heartbleed bug caused potential security certificate leak,  LocalBitcoins team took action to revoke and replace it. You may receive browser warnings about changed security certificate.

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