Protect Against Heartbleed Computer Security Bug

April 11, 2014 - Campus Bulletin

The Heartbleed computer security bug has hit the news worldwide this week.

A programming flaw in popular Open SSL software may allow hackers to extract data from services you use every day to transmit personal information, from Yahoo to Revenue Canada.

Computing and Communications Services (CCS) has patched its servers but is still updating certificates to ensure data is safe.

All campus users should change their U of G password immediately as a cautionary step and be prepared to do so again in a week. You should also change your external passwords, said Tom Herr, CCS manager of network infrastructure.

“As good practice, your campus password should be different from those you use for external services such as Facebook, Twitter and so on,” he said.

For more information, contact the CCS Help Centre at Ext. 58888 or email

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