Bookshare Developer Blog

Heartbleed Bug Update for Partners

Important "Heartbleed" notice: a bug called Heartbleed has affected many websites that use secure communication over the Internet and may result in theft of user passwords.
As soon as we became aware of the issue, we began working to fix it. Our team has successfully made the appropriate corrections across our entire platform. Bookshare is focused on providing the most secure experience possible for our users worldwide and we're continuously working to protect our users’ data.
Although we have no evidence that any Bookshare passwords have been stolen, as a precaution, we encourage our partners to take the following actions:

  1. Change your login password for any Bookshare accounts you may have (do not change passwords for shared partner demo accounts)
  2. Advise your customers who use Bookshare to change their login passwords 
    (For more details about this action, a FAQ is available at
  3. Change your login password for this Bookshare Developer Network (a good practice...)

Thank you for helping ensure security for our users. For questions, please contact us on this forum or contact Tim Methentis (

The Bookshare Team