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Computing & Communications Advisories

Given all the media attention surrounding the Heartbleed Bug over the past week, Memorial clients may be wondering how this threat is being addressed within the university computing environment.  *Due to the fact that the Heartbleed Bug has been found to affect so many websites and offers hackers a means for stealing passwords, C&C is strongly recommending that clients do the one thing that best protects your accounts in these situations; change your passwords.

A serious security vulnerability affecting HTTPS web servers was announced by security researchers yesterday. Codenamed HeartBleed, this exploit allows an attacker to steal the encryption keys used to secure web traffic, as well as end user and administrative passwords.