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Heartbleed Security Bug update
As many of you may have read or heard, a serious bug in the technology that is used to secure communications with websites and Internet systems has been discovered. It is known as the “Heartbleed” bug and it has been mentioned in the news over the past couple days.
Given the severity, broad scope and publicity of the Heartbleed bug, expect cybercriminals to capitalize on this opportunity by sending phishing emails to trick users into providing their login credentials by clicking on a link inside of an email, so please remember to be suspicious of any unsolicited emails you receive, even if they are from companies you are familiar with, if they ask you to click on a link inside the email to reset your password rather than ask you to visit the website manually and login there instead.
What is the university doing about this issue?
Should I change my university and other personal internet passwords?
On the other hand, many internet services have been affected by this bug, so it would be safe practice to change your passwords on those websites. Most major consumer and social media websites will have updates and sometimes recommended action regarding the Heartbleed bug on their websites.
Heartbleed bug information links
Scheduled system software changes
There will be scheduled system software changes on Sunday, April 13 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.
During this time there may be intermittent interruptions to the access for MyMRU, Student/Faculty/Employee online services, FAST, Flexible Registration and MRUGRADU8.
Access to Blackboard, student printing and student mail will still be available via the link on the MyMRU webpage.
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