Changes to University web applications in response to Poodle bug
Google researchers have discovered a bug that could allow a hacker to gain access to email or other secure websites. You can read more about the Poodle bug on this BBC news item.
The bug affects a very old technology (SSL 3.0) which is rarely used now. Along with many other organisations, IT Services has made changes to our web applications to ensure you are safe when you use them, by disabling this way of connecting. This affects all University web applications including the University website (Plone/CWIS), Blackboard, University email, MyFiles and many others.
What can I do if I have a problem?
From our research, there may be small number of staff and students who are affected by this change. If you use an old web browser, such as Internet Explorer 6, which does not support the newer more secure way (TLS) of connecting to a secure website, you may not be able to login to the University web application.
Need IT help?
Contact the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253 or via email at email@example.com. Please make urgent queries by telephone.