The Chronicle Forums are currently offline for maintenance after a security vulnerability was identified. We expect the site to be back online in a few days, though there will be further work done from that point to reinstall various cosmetic customizations and to implement further changes to enhance site security going forward.
There is no evidence to suggest that there was a compromise of personal user information, but in the unlikely event that this information was accessed, passwords are stored encrypted in our system. Users may wish to update passwords as a general precaution if they have concerns about password security.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will be back online as soon as possible.