WormBase and the "Heartbleed" security issue

Recently, a serious security gap was identified in the software that provides the “secure” component of many websites. Called “Heartbleed“, this issue could possibly affect upwards of 2/3 of websites. Exploits of this issue leave no trace making it particularly vicious.

The WormBase website was also affected.

We have applied recommended security patches and are no longer vulnerable to this issue. We strongly encourage all registered users of WormBase to change their passwords.

Read more about Heartbleed on the NY Times or the original report documenting the issue.

Partial service interruption, Saturday 3 Dec 2011

To accomodate a storage upgrade, select elements of the WormBase website will be unavailable on Saturday, 3 December 2011 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (ET; UTC -5). During this time, the following services will be unavailable: the Genome Browser; BLAST, BLAT, ePCR searches; the WormBase wiki; the WormBase blog; and the Worm Community Forum. We apologize for any difficulties this interruption may cause.