A major security vulnerability named Heartbleed was disclosed on April 9, 2014. This vulnerability affects many websites on the Internet that use OpenSSL to encrypt webpages (pages that start with https). SSL, or secure socket layer, is an Internet protocol which is designed to encrypt traffic over the Internet to hide sensitive information from prying eyes. SSL is often used to encrypt passwords that are used to securely access services offered through a website. Stay up to date with this situation at UH Information Security.