30 April 2014 at 1.08pm | 10 Comments
As you may be aware from the news, a security bug called HeartBleed has recently been discovered affecting thousands of websites across the world, including some of the world’s biggest companies such as Google and Facebook.
The bug has also partially affected one of the technologies that the Royal Opera House website uses, although we have no reason to suspect that the Royal Opera House website was compromised and our servers have been updated to fix the issue. We fixed the issue as soon as it was published, and have been working to ensure our website is as secure as possible. The bug did not affect credit card details because credit card information is managed using a different technology.
You have also probably heard from other companies asking you to change your password on their website. As a precaution we would recommend that you change your ROH website password in your account by signing in, selecting your username in the top right of the screen, then clicking ‘password’.
For further information on the bug and how to create a secure password, BBC News have a useful piece on password security.