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‘POODLE’ security bug

Our users might have heard about the “POODLE” security bug that was recently discovered in the technology that helps to secure web pages (specifically in SSL 3.0, which provides the s in https:// on older web browsers). To protect users’ personal data and transaction details University Relations’ vendors are disabling support for older browsers that use the […]

The Heartbleed vulnerability

What is Heartbleed? Many Wesleyan alumni have probably heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability which was announced on April 7. “Heartbleed” is a nickname that refers to a serious flaw in a popular open source security component known as OpenSSL. NPR’s story from April 8 provides an overview of the problem. For a more technical angle see the blog post on Heartbleed by […]

Phishing emails have been circulating to Wesleyan email addresses. These are calculated to prompt you into divulging your personal information. Please do not respond to such messages or click any links contained within. If you have replied or clicked any links, we encourage you to change your email password as soon as possible. To change your Wesleyan email […]

As of today SSL login is now required for all Cyrus e-mail accounts (i.e. Wesleyan alumni from the Class of 2008 and earlier). This change protects your password when you log in via an external e-mail client such as Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, on your phone, etc. If you have not enabled SSL for incoming […]

As of September 18, 2012, all alumni through the Class of 2008 who connect to Wesleyan’s mailserver via POP or IMAP from their own e-mail client will be required to use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). After this change, non-SSL connections will not work. Whether you use Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, a mobile device, etc., you […]

Wesleyan Alumni: an e-mail message is circulating that pretends to be from Wesleyan University asking you to provide your e-mail address and password. The message may appear with the following header details: From: Account Upgrade <upgrade@wesleyan.edu> Subject: Your Wesleyan University mailbox has exceeded the storage Please delete any such messages that you receive and do […]