You may have heard this week of a wide-reaching security vulnerability known as Heartbleed. Heartbleed affects OpenSSL, used by a majority of the web to securely send data. Some SNU websites were affected by this bug, however we have patched those systems so they are no longer vulnerable. In addition, we have replaced our SSL certificates in an attempt to alleviate any future issues related to Heartbleed.
It is recommended that you go to https://reset.snu.edu and change your SNU password. You should also go to http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/ to check what other websites were affected and if it is now safe to change those passwords. If you reused the same password on multiple sites, and one of those sites was vulnerable, you’ll need to change the password everywhere. It’s not a good idea to use the same password across multiple sites.
Please be sure to check the validity of any email you receive asking you to change your password as a result of Heartbleed. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Helpdesk at 405-491-6396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on possibly affected sites, visit: