The world’s most valuable technology company says its “key web-based services” were not affected by Heartbleed, the bug that’s taken the internet by storm and forced the Canada Revenue Agency to halt online tax filing.
“Apple takes security very seriously. IOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key Web-based services were not affected,” an Apple spokesperson told Re/code.
The online banking applications of Canadian banks are also safe, according to the Canadian Bankers Association.
“Banks have sophisticated security systems in place to protect customers’ personal and financial information, including encryption and other measures,” the CBA stated this week. “As part of a normal course of business, the banks actively monitor their networks and continuously conduct routine maintenance to help ensure that online threats do not harm their servers or disrupt service to customers.”
Users are being encouraged to update passwords for websites which have plugged the Heartbleed hole in their systems.