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Mojang login servers offline

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Minecraft


I don’t usually post when the Mojang login servers are offline but today is different as a critical vulnerability has been discovered in the OpenSSL software that drives the secure communications of two-thirds of the internet. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a technology that allows internet services (like websites, games etc) to communicate with your computer securely and OpenSSL is the most popular software for providing this functionality.

This problem that has been discovered is obviously incredibly serious and so Mojangs host (Amazon) has decided to deactivate their OpenSSL system which means all of Mojangs services which use OpenSSL (Which is pretty much all of them) are also offline.

And this is why you’re unable to login to the game right now. Hopefully everything will be back online soon.

Edit:// And everything is back online! 🙂