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April 17, 2014

Heartbleed Bug

As you may have heard, a very serious Internet bug, "Heartbleed" was recently exposed. Heartbleed is a bug in commonly used encryption software that if exploited, will allow a hacker access to data otherwise encrypted over the Internet including passwords and security keys.

Web applications hosted by the VCCS and VWCC are not vulnerable to this bug. All VCCS Enterprise websites like Blackboard, SIS etc. go through a special network appliance called BigIP, which handles all the encryption and is not susceptible to the bug. At VWCC, Information and Educational Technologies has completed thorough testing and there are no current vulnerabilities on our network.

Go the article posted here (PDF) to find out what passwords you need to change right now due to the Heartbleed Bug.

As always, please call the Help Desk if you have any questions.