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Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication

(4/22/2014) Attackers were able to breach a walled-off virtual private network by exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability, security company Mandiant said on Friday.

Attack exercise reveals threat-sharing roadblock within health orgs

(4/22/2014) Health care participants in an industry wide attack exercise expressed concerns about effectively communicating threat intelligence within their organization.

Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

(4/18/2014) Computerworld - Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.

Arrested Canadian hacker 'believed' to have exploited Heartbleed bug

(4/18/2014) On Tuesday, Stephen Solis-Reyes, a 19-year-old man that authorities believe leveraged the now infamous bug to steal sensitive information from the Canada Revenue Agency, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), without incident, at his home in London, Ontario, according to a Wednesday RCMP release.

Hundreds of Canadian Tax ID Numbers Stolen in 'Heartbleed' Breach

(4/15/2014) Canada's tax-collection agency on Monday said the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks are likely to follow.

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University of Missouri policy mandates faculty and staff complete annual security awareness training. Please complete the designated SANS training modules in SANS Securing the Human. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Important!University Response to Heartbleed Bug

(4/9/2014) The University is vigilantly taking action to protect our systems and services; most companies are doing the same. While we cannot determine the scale of direct impact, a vast number of online services such as social media sites, e-commerce sites, software installation sites, et cetera use OpenSSL software to encrypt information.

Important!Heartbleed: Serious OpenSSL zero day vulnerability revealed

(4/9/2014) A new OpenSSL vulnerability has shown up and some companies are annoyed that the bug was revealed before patches could be delivered for it. Updated April 8.

Important!Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS

(4/16/2009) Advisory for Advisory- Cisco AnyConnect Virtual Private Network (VPN) application for iOS has been updated to address vulnerabilities related to the Heartbleed bug.

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Decommissioning Microsoft XP: The Expiration of a Flagship Operating System

All good things must eventually come to an end…and soon! Microsoft has announced Windows XP’s retirement date effective April 8th, 2014. This will affect millions of users world-wide as it is estimated that approximately 25% of the world’s desktop computers are still running on this OS (2). Are you one of these users? If so, please consider the risks of continued usage and follow our tips to migrate to a new platform.


IT Security Videos

HackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and TwitterHackYourself:It's Easy to Break Into Online Accounts, Thanks to Facebook, Google and Twitter

Talks about how much information you really have out there and how to be more secure.

Grandma Got Phished by a HackerGrandma Got Phished by a Hacker

The University of Rochester, made a phishing rendition of a classic holiday jingle - Grandma gets phished by a hacker! Please be careful when clicking on links found within email.

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