Poodle SSL

On Tuesday, October 14 Google reported a vulnerability with SSLv3.  The details of that report can be found here.

Our server at Vital Effect has been patched to ensure no attacks can take place.

This change will have little impact on most of our clients, but there are a few ways you can be affected. If you use use Internet Explorer 6 as your browser or Windows XP as your operating system, you will not be able to make a secure (SSL) connection to our website or control panel.  We recommend using the latest version of Chrome if you are experiencing any issues.

If you are using the latest version of Firefox, SSLv3 will be disabled in their November 25th Firefox update by default, but you don’t have to wait for that update. Mozilla has created a plugin that will allow you to set the minimum SSL version that Firefox will accept, and you can install it from here.

If you are using the latest version of Internet Explorer, we recommend that you turn off SSLv3 support by going to: Settings -> Internet Options -> Advanced Tab -> Uncheck “SSLv3″ under “Security”.