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Security Update: OpenSSL Heartbleed

Edward Kim CTO & Co-Founder, Gusto 

The security of your account is extremely important to us, so we wanted to let you know about our response to a serious OpenSSL vulnerability, known as Heartbleed, that has potentially affected the majority of the websites on the Internet.

There is no action required on your side and we have no evidence that any data was compromised. Here is more information about how we’re keeping your information safe:

What steps has Gusto taken to safeguard my data?

As soon as information about Heartbleed was released publicly, our team patched the vulnerability on our servers to mitigate any potential issues. Although we have no evidence that any data was accessed, the nature of the vulnerability leaves no trace when exploited, so we’re moving forward cautiously.

How should I protect my account?

1. Change your password to a new, secure password regularly. Note that this recommendation is probably a good one for all of the web applications you use due to the prevalence of the vulnerability.

2. For an extra layer of security, we recommend that you activate two-factor authentication.

Our security team always has your back. If you have any questions about the security of your payroll, please let us know at support@gusto.com.

Updated: April 16, 2019

Edward Kim
Edward Kim Edward Kim is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Gusto. He is responsible for the software development and technical framework of Gusto’s people platform. He has also committed his career to building diverse and inclusive engineering teams.

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