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Heard About the Heartbleed Bug?
April 10, 2014; last updated April 11, 2014
What is it? Web sites and servers around the world that use certain versions of OpenSSL software could be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, a serious security vulnerability. Affected sites are susceptible to information theft. Some popular websites outside the university have been reported as vulnerable.
What is U-M doing? Most U-M owned servers and websites are now protected from Heartbleed. There is no evidence that any U-M sites have been compromised. ITS and U-M units expect to complete the identification and patching process shortly.
What can you do to protect yourself? Be prudent about which sites you log in to, both outside and inside U-M, for the next several days.
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