News broke last week that a wide-reaching security vulnerability (known as the Heartbleed bug) had been discovered in a piece of network software called OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic library used to digitally scramble sensitive data as it passes to and from computer servers so that only the service provider and the intended recipients can make sense of it is, and is used by the majority of Internet Servers. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26954540 for more details. Several security firms and independent developers have published online tests to help the public discover if the services are still exposed, but there is no simple way to find out if they were vulnerable before.
Passwords need to be changed after the affected servers have been updated to nullify this security risk. The WCIT web servers were updated on Friday and we strongly recommend that you change your password immediately.