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The Heartbleed Bug: TCEQ Websites and Applications NOT Affected

TCEQ websites and online applications are not vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. The TCEQ does not use a version of the OpenSSL library that is susceptible to the Heartbleed bug.


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.comExit the TCEQ