April 10th, 2014

Credit Karma and Heartbleed

On Tuesday, news spread about an internet-wide security vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed”. We want to be open with you about how we’re handling this situation and what you can do to protect your information.

What is Heartbleed?

The Heartbleed bug was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a software library that protects almost two-thirds of all web sites. This bug, made public this week, could allow someone to read information from communications that would normally be protected by SSL/TLS encryption.

How did Credit Karma take action?

Our security team quickly secured the site against this vulnerability. We patched our servers and rolled out new certificates on Tuesday. We have no reason to believe that anyone targeted Credit Karma specifically or that any accounts were impacted as a result of Heartbleed.

What can I do next?

As a precaution, we recommend that you reset your Credit Karma password. To reset your password, enter your registered email address and click the blue “Continue” button. You’ll receive an email in your inbox with a temporary link that expires after 24 hours. Click this link, verify your identity, choose a new password, and you’re all set.

If you can’t recall your registered email address, you can also look it up.

We also suggest checking with other companies about the actions they’re taking. You may want to reset your passwords on their sites after they have issued new security certificates.

What if I have more questions?

Protecting the security of your personal information has always been our top priority. If you would like to read about our commitment to security, you can review our Security Practices anytime. If you have further concerns about Heartbleed, please email us and we’d be happy to address them for you.

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March 13th, 2014

Introducing Credit Karma’s Newest Investors: Google Capital & Tiger Global!

Introducing Credit Karma’s Newest Investors: Google Capital & Tiger Global!

We’re incredibly pleased to announce our latest round of funding, led by Google Capital!

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March 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Travis

Hey there! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Last month, we told you a little bit about Ishan, one of our talented software engineers. Today, meet Travis, who isn't just a skilled engineer-- he also used to play tennis and chess competitively and won a few regional tournaments in his younger days! Even more importantly (to the team), he plays a mean Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. Keep reading to learn more about Travis!

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March 8th, 2014

Infographic: Get to Know the Credit Karma Team!

Hey everyone! For this week’s infographic, we're giving you an inside look at the Credit Karma team's list of favorite ice cream flavors, favorite site features, spending preferences, and more. Check it out!

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February 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Ishan

Hey, everyone! We hope you've been having as much fun meeting the Credit Karma team as we've been having introducing them to you! Today, you'll be learning more about Ishan, one of our awesome software engineers! Ishan spent a period of his life in Wisconsin, so "it's always summer for [him] in SF." He also writes with more exclamation points than anyone I know, averaging 1.6 per sentence in his introduction email to the team. Either that, or he was just really excited to join the team. Either way, hurray for exclamation points! Learn more about Ishan below!

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February 3rd, 2014

Exciting Changes to the Credit Karma Blog!

Blog Changes

Hey everyone! Today we want to introduce some exciting changes we’re making to the Credit Karma Blog! Since we started this blog, we’ve written about all kinds of different topics, from credit scores to credit cards to Credit Karma. As we continue to grow, we’ve decided to reorganize the content you’ll find from Credit Karma. It’s really rather simple. Here’s how it’ll go down:

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January 29th, 2014

Infographic: Store Credit Card Trends

Hey everyone! Continuing with our infographic series, Credit Karma teamed up with Harris Interactive again and learned that 45% of those who opened a store credit card in the past couple of years didn't consider the impact on their credit and finances! See the result of the data below:

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January 17th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 5

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

Stan actually requested to expand on his tip, so here’s more information in his own words. And be sure to check out some of our other blog posts on this subject!

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January 16th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 4

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

You may be tempted to dismiss Andrew’s tip, since a product manager promoting his own product seems pretty… well, predicable. But hear us out! Credit Karma’s My Spending tool is an amazing way to organize and track your finances. Here are a few ways it can help you this year:

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January 15th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 3

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

We love Aathavan’s tip, which he actually got from his mother when he was a kid. On our Facebook page, we try to put up an inspiring/clever money quote each Monday. It should come as no surprise that many famous quotes encouraging saving and exercising self-control, as the lack of restraint typically leads to debt.

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