Heartbleed – local.ch unaffected by security gap

 

News_Blog_heartbleed_crossedThe local.ch system is unaffected by the OpenSSL security gap that has been grabbing headlines over the last few days.

The Heartbleed security gap, first discovered on 7 April, enables hackers to access passwords and other security data (report by CNN).

The local.ch system is unaffected by this security gap. At no point has there been any risk of hidden information in our system being accessed due to the Heartbleed security gap.

All connections to local.ch are routed through load balancers that use a version of OpenSSL not affected by the bug. Data security is our top priority: we respond immediately to any security gaps found in our systems.

 
 

Win shirt & football, signed by your Cup finalists!

 

As a partner of Würth Schweizer Cup, local.ch is giving away ten shirts and four balls, all hand-signed by your Cup finalists!

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For the first time in 41 years, finalists FC Basel and FC Zurich will meet once again in the final of this year’s Swiss Cup. Regardless of who wins the trophy, this match promises to be a real classic. As a partner of the Würth Schweizer Cup, we are giving away special mementos of this dream final. Namely ten match shirts and four official footballs, all hand-signed by players and trainers such as Streller, Sommer, Stocker, Chiumiento and Buff.

If you’re an FC Basel or FC Zurich fan, you could be in with a chance of winning one of these unique items. Simply complete the form by 30 May and with a little luck, you could win one of these hand-signed rarities.

Good luck!

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Conditions: The deadline for participation is 30th may 2014. local.ch will draw the winners and inform them in person. No correspondence will be kept about the competition. There is no right of appeal. The winnings cannot be paid out in cash. Your data will not be used for advertising purposes or disclosed to third parties.

 
 

Let there be wifi!

 

A change of scene does you good. So when you’re ready to work outside your own four walls, the critical question is: which cafe has wifi?

Ambitious business people planning a meeting outside their office, hip freelancers and productive writers – in fact, anyone that needs to be online to research or surf for work will find the local.ch app’s wifi function useful. Users can now see the locations that provide guests with free internet access by going to Restaurants > By Services > Wifi on the local.ch app.

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The data was collected by Avocis through a telephone survey with a structured questionnaire carried out over the course of six weeks.

 
 

Tickets for the dream final: FC Basel versus FC Zurich

 

The final of the Swiss Football Cup will take place on 21 April. local.ch is giving away 50 tickets for the best seats in the stands at the Stade de Suisse in Bern.

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After 41 years, FC Basel and FC Zurich will finally meet again in the Cup final. They have come up against each other three times before in the final and FC Zurich triumphed on each occasion. We can’t wait to see who will be victorious this time around. Don’t miss your chance to watch this historic final match in person. Simply fill out the form by 14 April and with a bit of luck, you could win a pair of tickets.

Good luck!

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Please complete the "First Name" field.
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Please complete the "Street address" field.
Please complete the "Postcode / city" field.
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Submit the result of this calculation: 8 * 1
Please solve the math problem.

 

Conditions: The deadline for participation is 14th April 2014. local.ch will draw the winners and inform them in person. No correspondence will be kept about the competition. There is no right of appeal. The winnings cannot be paid out in cash. Your data will not be used for advertising purposes or disclosed to third parties.

 
 

An April Fool’s prank? Search with emojis on local.ch now and find out what happens

 

Emojis are popular on smartphones, but aside from pepping up your messages, they aren’t much use. But that’s all about to change with the search on our app, where you can now search with emojis – and see some interesting results.

Emojis

There are 846 emojis, all with individual names. We have redirected 330 emojis already, so they lead to meaningful search results.

 

 

It’s a level playing field for all Single emojis. However, we are first on the field, because emojis currently work only on the local.ch app, and not on Google or search.ch, for example.

Try it out:

swimmer-1 -> Swimming pool
koala -> Animal farms and zoos
fast food -> Fast food category

 

Setting up the emoji keyboard

On the iPhone, select General in Settings, then select Keyboard, Keyboards, Add New Keyboard, Emoji.

On Android phones with Android 4.4 KitKat and later, the emoji keyboard can be added through Settings – Language and Input – Keyboard and Input Methods.

And there you go. Have fun trying out emoji searches on the local.ch app.