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Celeb Hack: Is Apple Telling All It Knows?

(9/5/2014) Did Apple have a system-wide data breach? No. Was it complicit through an appalling security lapse by not defending against brute force attacks? You're darn tootin'!

Goodwill announces breach, more than 800K payment cards compromised

(9/5/2014) In a letter to customers dated Tuesday, Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International (GII), announced that payment card data was accessed following a malware attack on a third-party vendor used in about 10 percent of stores.

Banks: Credit Card Breach at Home Depot

(9/5/2014) Multiple banks say they are seeing evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that went on sale this morning in the cybercrime underground.

Mozilla Improving Security Processes After Exposing Developer Data

(9/3/2014) Users of the Mozilla Developer Network and Bugzilla testing system are advised to update their passwords after a pair of data disclosures were reported in August.

Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit

(9/3/2014) Summary: Apple has patched an exploit with its Find My iPhone online service that may have been used by hackers to gain access to personal photos stored on iCloud accounts belonging to some 100 celebrities.

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Security Awareness Training

As part of the University's information security program, all University employees must complete annual security awareness training. Please complete the designated SANS training modules in SANS Securing the Human. You will not immediately receive a certificate when you complete the required modules. Certificates will be distributed via email twice a month for your records. Please contact the UM Chief Information Security Officer with questions at umciso@umsystem.edu.

IT Security Latest Alerts

Important!Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2014

(9/5/2014) This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on September 9, 2014.

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!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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Password Safety in the Digital Age

As children we would use passwords as a means to keep “intruders” out of our secret hideouts. While the context of how we use a password has changed since childhood, the necessity of having a strong password is now more important than ever. Today password protection is your first line of defense against most cyber threats.

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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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