Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Heartbleed Update

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

The Heartbleed security bug is reference to a significant vulnerability related to servers based on OpenSSL. The bug infiltrates servers using OpenSSL, which leads to files holding private information such as personal passwords being stolen.

Did Heartbleed affect eLab?

No. The Heartbleed bug affected sites that used to take SSL requests (https) and had older versions of OpenSSL. The eLab web servers do not take https requests, so users should not be concerned with this vulnerability.

Is there anything I should do as an eLab user?

No action is required; however, if you would like to change to password, click the Change Password link under Account Management on your My Courses page.