Big Cartel is Heartbleed Free

As you’ve likely heard in the news and social media, a major vulnerability, dubbed Heartbleed, was recently discovered in the technology that encrypts much of the data on the internet. Like many other companies, we took immediate action to fix the vulnerability in our own system.

We’re happy to report that Big Cartel is officially Heartbleed free.

Big Cartel doesn’t store any sensitive credit card information on our systems, we leave that to PayPal and Stripe. We also have no evidence or reports of malicious behavior, but we do encourage you to change your password just in case (in the Settings > Password section of your store admin).

If you’d like to learn more about the Heartbleed bug, visit If you have any other questions or concerns about your Big Cartel store, please let us know.

Matt Wigham

Co-founder of Big Cartel, musician, and film producer who believes in the artist.

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