The Heartbleed Bug is a flaw in the open-source encryption technology used on the majority of Web servers that manage secure financial transactions and customer data. While there’s no evidence that UWM’s environment was exploited through Heartbleed, University Information Technology Services (UITS) and their distributed support partners dedicated many hours to assure University data remains safe by patching hundreds of servers and applying new encryption keys. Once patched, industry best practices and UITS information security specialists recommend changing account passwords and updating security questions.
If you haven’t changed your ePanther account password since our first announcement on April 14, please visit: epanther.uwm.edu/pw. For general assistance with campus technology, or to report issues or concerns, contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040, toll-free at 877-891-3459 or use the online form at GetTechHelp.uwm.edu.