Introducing Heartbleed Prevention Feature Built into Dolphin Browser v11.1.1
In April, Heartbleed, a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, was detected. Heartbleed affected roughly 1.5 million servers at detection, but now – a month later – there are still over 300,000 servers that are still exposed to Heartbleed.
Dolphin.com and Dolphin accounts were not affected by Heartbleed.
We take user security and privacy extremely serious. It came to our attention that the default behavior of the building blocks of Dolphin Browser, the WebKit layout engine, was ignoring websites whose secure certificates were revoked without warning the end user. As a result, end users were not aware that they were browsing a potentially exposed site. We listened to the community’s feedback and concern about this issue, and we’re happy to report that we’ve added extra security measures into Dolphin Browser v11.1.1 for Android that will alert users before they visit a website with a revoked security certificate.
The Heartbleed prevention feature is built into Dolphin Browser v11.1.1. When you update to the latest version of Dolphin Browser you will be warned any time you attempt to access a website with a revoked security certificate. However, we still recommend that you regularly change your passwords and to use best practices when choosing them.
If you are interested in reading more about Heartbleed, this Heartbleed Wikipedia page or Heartbleed.com are very informative. If you’re interested in checking specific sites, you can use the tool that LastPass developed: LastPass Heartbleed Checker.
If you want to discuss Dolphin Browser v11 with us, we encourage you to use the hashtag #Dv11 on social media.
Thank you for helping make Dolphin the best – and most secure – browser available!