The Heartbleed Bug: TCEQ Websites and Applications NOT Affected
Customers do NOT need to change their passwords. No other action is required at this time.
- Be aware of increased phishing attacks related to Heartbleed, which likely will include password reset instructions or advice.
- While you are not required to change your TCEQ passwords at this time, regularly update your passwords as a good security practice.
- To change your password, enter the URLs directly to your browser. Do not click on any link in e-mails.
What is the Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL?
OpenSSL is open-source technology, used for many websites, to ensure secure Internet communications via encryption.
A vulnerability—Heartbleed—has been discovered in OpenSSL that could allow the exposure of sensitive information including passwords, financial data and other records.
More information on this bug can be found at www.heartbleed.com.